History of the
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.

Crew 42-30042 / Shack Rabbits aka Oh Nausea

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
P1LTGlen S. Van NoyPOW
CP2LTJames B. EvansPOW
BOMB2LTWilliam H. CouchPOW
ENG/TTT/SGTWilliam R. StewartPOW
ROS/SGTJames D. GibsonPOW
BTS/SGTJoe F. HruskocyPOW
WGCOLWilliam L. KennedyPOWarmourer & gunnery expert
WGT/SGTWilliam W. CrabbPOW
TGS/SGTSamuel J. CusmanoPOW

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