B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30023

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30023


  • RCL: XR-M

MACR: 1022


History of
B-17 42-30023

Delivered Denver 2/4/43; Smoky Hill 27/4/43; Dow Field 19/5/43; Presque Is 20/5/43; Geiger 26/5/43; Presque Is 28/5/43; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-M] Thorpe Abbotts 5/6/43; Missing in Action Munster 10/10/43 with Ed Stork, Co-pilot: John Minerich, Bombardier: Art Twitchell, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Larry Willey, Ball turret gunner: Paul Caveny, Waist gunner: Doug Brown, Waist gunner: Gordon Shields,Tail gunner: Ira Turner (8 Prisoner of War); Navigator: John Gibbons, Radio Operator: Stefan Palmer (2 Killed in Action); flak set aircraft ablaze, crashed Amelsbeuren, three miles S of Munster, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1022. HORNY aka FOREVER YOURS II.

Last updated: 23. August 2020


B-17 42-30023 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Edward G. Stork POW
CP 2LT John S. Minerich, Jr. POW
BOMB 2LT Arthur C. Twitchell POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Laurence Willey POW
RO T/SGT Stefan C. Palmer KIA
BT S/SGT Paul M. Caveny POW
WG S/SGT Douglas C. Brown POW
WG S/SGT Gordon W. Shields POW
TG S/SGT Ira G. Turner POW

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