B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30057 / Raunchy

B-17 #42-30057 / Raunchyzoom_in



  • RCL: EP-D

MACR: 689


History of
B-17 42-30057 / Raunchy

Delivered Cheyenne 5/4/43; Kearney 15/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Hill 15/5/43; Wendover 21/5/43; Dow Fd 28/5/43; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-D] Thorpe Abbbotts 9/6/43; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6 September 1943 with Pilot Captain Sam R. TurnerWounded in Action, Co-pilot: William R. Freund, Navigator: Morris Weinberg, Bombardier: Vance Boswellwounded in action-lost left arm and eye, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harold Smith, Radio Operator: Carmine A. Gallo, Left Waist gunner: James E. Speakman, Right Waist gunner: Carter F. Thornton,Tail gunner: DeWitt J. Wier (9 Interned in Switzerland. Ball turret gunner Joseph J. Moloney was Killed in Action – KIA. Enemy aircraft, ditched Lake Constance, Romanshorn, Switzerland; Missing Air Crew Report – MACR 689.

Last updated: 3. May 2017


B-17 42-30057 / Raunchy Details

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B-17 42-30057 / Raunchy Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P CPT Sam R. Turner INT
CP 2LT William R. Freund INT
BOMB 2LT Vance R. Boswell INT
ENG/TT T/SGT Harold W. Smith INT
RO T/SGT Carmine A. Gallo INT
BT S/SGT Joseph F. Maloney KIA
WG S/SGT Carter F. Thornton INT
WG SGT James E. Speakman INT
TG S/SGT Dewitt J. Wier INT

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