History of the
B-17 #42-30073 / Ole Puss II

Delivered Denver 6/4/43; Sioux City 14/4/43; Kearney 4/5/43; Dow Fd 25/5/43; Assigned 384BG Grafton Underwood 29/5/43; transferred 413BS/96BG [MZ-U] Andrews Fd 6/7/43; then 339BS [QJ-U] Snetterton 12/6/43; on practice mission sffered engine failure 17/4/44 with Bob Laurie, Co-pilot: Leo Rengers, Navigator: Cliff Jones, Bombardier: Bob Little, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Whitman, Radio Operator: Preston Henderson, Ball turret gunner: Fred Stone, Waist gunner: Bob Corwib, Waist gunner: Albert Kohan,Tail gunner: Lewis Lanham (10RTD-no injuries on crash landing; crash landed two miles SE of East Wretham, Nfk., UK, Salvaged. OLE PUSS II.

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