B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30070 / Tweedle-O-Twill

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30070 / Tweedle-O-Twill


  • RCL: LN-S

MACR: 679


History of
B-17 42-30070 / Tweedle-O-Twill

Delivered Cheyenne 6/4/43; Kearney 15/4/43; Hamilton 2/5/43; Kearney 21/5/43; Dow Fd 22/5/43; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-S] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; Missing in Action Regensburg 17/8/43 with Ron Braley, Co-pilot: Walt Trenchard{Wounded in Action}, Navigator: John Fawcett, Bombardier: Tom Carlton, Radio Operator: Joe McGuire, Ball turret gunner: Don Ruggles, Waist gunner: Chas Grissom{Wounded in Action}, Waist gunner: Elmo White{Wounded in Action},Tail gunner: Phil Ong{Wounded in Action} (9 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Blair (Killed in Action); flak hit #1 and tail, crashed Pulferingen, 20 miles SW of Wurtzburg, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 679. TWEEDLE-O-TWILL.

Last updated: 12. April 2018


B-17 42-30070 / Tweedle-O-Twill Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Ronald W. Braley POW
CP 2LT Walter Z. Trenchard POW
BOMB 1LT Thomas D. Carlton POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Joseph E. McGuire POW
RO SGT James R. Bair KIA
BT S/SGT Phil W. Ong POW
WG S/SGT Charles C. Grissom POW
WG S/SGT Donald G. Ruggles POW
TG SGT Elmo E. White POW

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