B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30153 / Worry Wart

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30153 / Worry Wart

Manufacturer:
Boeing

MACR: 131

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History of
B-17 42-30153 / Worry Wart

Delivered Cheyenne 17/4/43; Smoky Hill 24/4/43; Dow Fd 6/5/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG Andrews Fd 9/5/43 WORRY WART; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 532BS/381BG Ridgewell 16/7/43; Missing in Action {1m} Hamburg (Heide) 25/7/43 with Capt Joe Alexander, Co-pilot: Bill Crowley, Navigator: Jack Wemmer, Bombardier: Harry Hellman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Nance, Radio Operator: George Orin, Ball turret gunner: Pete Garvan, Waist gunner: Jim Heist, Waist gunner: Walt Ferens,Tail gunner: George Johnson (10 Prisoner of War); flak damage too serious to attempt UK return, crashed Sudmoor, near Aurich, E of Emden Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 131.

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