B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30063 / Paddlefoot aka Picklepuss

B-17 #42-30063 / Paddlefoot aka Picklepusszoom_in

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Manufacturer:
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  • RCL: LD-S

MACR: 677

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History of
B-17 42-30063 / Paddlefoot aka Picklepuss

Delivered Cheyenne 5/4/43; Kearney 15/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Kearney 22/5/43; Dow Fd 29/5/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 2/6/43 PADDLEFOOT; transferred 418BS/100BG [LD-S] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; Missing in Action Regensburg 17/8/43; Me 110s KO’d one engine then ship lost another before a wing snapped off, crashed Schmalgraf, five miles N of Eupen, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 677. PICKLEPUSS.

Last updated: 31. May 2017

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B-17 42-30063 / Paddlefoot aka Picklepuss Details

Capt Robert Knox (KIA) with #42-30063 Picklepuss at Wendover in May 1943 before coming overseas

100thbg.com // Capt Robert Knox (KIA) with #42-30063 Picklepuss at Wendover in May 1943 before coming overseas

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B-17 42-30063 / Paddlefoot aka Picklepuss Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P CPT Robert M. Knox KIA
CP 2LT John O. Whitaker KIA
BOMB 2LT Ernest E. Warsaw POW
ENG/TT SGT Glover Barney POW
RO T/SGT Walter Paulsen POW
BT S/SGT Frank W. Tychewicz POW
WG SGT Alex Markowski KIA
WG S/SGT Joseph LaSpada KIA
TG S/SGT Henry A. Norton KIA

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