B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30030 / Old Ironsides

B-17 #42-30030 / Old Ironsideszoom_in



  • RCL: BK-F

MACR: 16289


History of
B-17 42-30030 / Old Ironsides

Delivered Cheyenne 2/4/43; Sioux City 13/4/43; Kearney 4/5/43; Bangor 23/5/43; Assigned 544BS/384BG [BK-F] Grafton Underwood 29/5/43; transferred 2 SAD Lt Staughton 31/7/43 then 560BS/388BG. Missing in Action La Rochelle 16/9/43 with Henry Nagorka, Co-pilot: Gil Parker, Navigator: John Leverone, Bombardier: Mike Mahoney, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ed Kiesler, Radio Operator: Francis Antalek, Ball turret gunner: Bob Blankenburg,Tail gunner: Jack Harrislost leg in ditching (8 Returned to Duty); Waist gunner: Ed Christensen, Waist gunner: Claude Whitehead (2 Killed in Action); no gas, ditched near Farne Islands, Northumberland. Survivors reached St Cuthbert’s Island in their dinghy. Missing Air Crew Report 16289. OLD IRONSIDES.

Last updated: 13. September 2017


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