B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30042 / Shack Rabbits aka Oh Nausea

B-17 #42-30042 / Shack Rabbits aka Oh Nauseazoom_in



  • RCL: XR-L

MACR: 682


History of
B-17 42-30042 / Shack Rabbits aka Oh Nausea

Delivered Cheyenne 2/4/43; Kearney 15/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Hill 12/5/43; Wendover 19/5/43; Kearney 22/5/43; Patterson 29/5/43; Detroit 3/6/43; Dow Fd 6/6/43; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-L] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; SHACK RABBITS aka OH NAUSEA. Missing in Action Regensburg 17/8/43 with Glen Van Noy, Co-pilot: Jim Evans, Navigator: Ken Allen, Bombardier: Bill Couch, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Stewart, Radio Operator: Bill Crabb, Ball turret gunner: Jim Gibson, Waist gunner: Joe Hruskocy, Waist gunner: Col Bill Kennedy armourer & gunnery expert,Tail gunner: Sam Cusmano (10 Prisoner of War); Enemy aircraft KO’d two engines, then another en route to North Africa mechicanical problem, ditched Mediterranean Sea 90 miles north of Sicily, Italy, with no injuries; Missing Air Crew Report 682.

Last updated: 1. June 2017


B-17 42-30042 / Shack Rabbits aka Oh Nausea Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Glen S. Van Noy POW
CP 2LT James B. Evans POW
BOMB 2LT William H. Couch POW
ENG/TT T/SGT William R. Stewart POW
RO S/SGT James D. Gibson POW
BT S/SGT Joe F. Hruskocy POW
WG COL William L. Kennedy POW armourer & gunnery expert
WG T/SGT William W. Crabb POW
TG S/SGT Samuel J. Cusmano POW

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