B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30049 / Miss Deal

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30049 / Miss Deal


  • RCL: SU-F

MACR: 16349


History of
B-17 42-30049 / Miss Deal

Delivered Cheyenne 3/4/43; Sioux City 14/4/43; Kearney 4/5/43; Dow Fd 24/5/43; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-F] Grafton Underwood 30/5/43; Missing in Action Wangerooge Is. 25/6/43 with John Way, Ball turret gunner: Chas Crawford, Waist gunner: Bill Feagin (body washed up 7/7/43), Tail gunner: Ray Dodge (body washed up later) (4 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Stephen Fabian, Navigator: Bob Jansen, Bombardier: Tom Corrigan, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Hill, Radio Operator: Edmund Gadomski, Waist gunner: Albert Westlake (6 Returned to Duty); enemy aircraft & flak damage, crew bailed then ship exploded and crashed into Dollart Bay, estuary of River Ems between Holland & Germany. Missing Air Crew Report 16349. MISS DEAL.

Last updated: 22. May 2018


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