B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30146 / Cherokee aka Down and Go

B-17 #42-30146 / Cherokee aka Down and Gozoom_in



  • RCL: TS-A

MACR: 202


History of
B-17 42-30146 / Cherokee aka Down and Go

Delivered Cheyenne 17/4/43; Smoky Hill 25/4/43; Presque Is 15/5/43; Assigned 333BS/94BG [TS-A] Earls Colne 24/5/43 CHEROKEE; Rougham 13/6/43; Missing in Action Warnemunde 29/7/43 with Ned Palmer, Co-pilot: Gene Snyder, Navigator: Frank Pellegrino, Bombardier: Art Cooper, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Christos Bassios, Radio Operator: George Hamling, Ball turret gunner: Vernon Rathburn, Waist gunner: Damon Cottingham, Waist gunner: Olin Brown,Tail gunner: Bill Clark (10 Prisoner of War); flak hit, force landed Avedoerre, six miles S of Copenhagen, Den. Missing Air Crew Report 202. DOWN and GO !. (Repaired at Karlsrup by Luftwaffe KG200 and used as A3+CE 230146, but eventually crashed on take off at Echterdingen, Ger. 9/2/45.)

Last updated: 5. May 2017


B-17 42-30146 / Cherokee aka Down and Go Details


www.flensted.eu.com // #42-30146 being dismantled

#42-30146 Down and Go crash landed on 29 July 1943. Crew (10) became POW. Aircraft repaired by Germans and used in KG 200 with markings A3+EE (later A3+BB). It exploded on take off on 09 February 1945. Killed the crew and 10 Vinchy agents.

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