B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30154 / War Eagle

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30154 / War Eagle


  • RCL: XR-H

MACR: 953


History of
B-17 42-30154 / War Eagle

Delivered Cheyenne 17/4/43; Smoky Hill 24/4/43; Dow Fd 19/5/43; Presque Is 21/5/43; Assigned 92BG Alconbury 13/6/43; transferred 334BS/95BG [BG-Z] Alconbury 16/6/43; 1m, transferred 349BS/100BG [XR-H] Thorpe Abbotts 6/43; Missing in Action Bremen 8/10/43 with Art Becktoft, Co-pilot: Cliff Spencer, Navigator: Walt Nichols, Bombardier: Bob Miller, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Elmer Williams, Ball turret gunner: Chas Marengo, Waist gunner: Ed Hoffman, Waist gunner: Henry Popielarski,Tail gunner: Andy Stanley (9 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Floyd Lowe (Killed in Action): enemy aircraft caused heavy damage, crashed outskirts of Bremen, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 953. WAR EAGLE.

Last updated: 22. July 2017


B-17 42-30154 / War Eagle Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Arthur H. Becktoft POW
CP 2LT Clifford M. Spencer POW
BOMB 2LT Robert L. Miller POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Elmer J. Williams POW
RO T/SGT Floyd A. Lowe KIA
BT S/SGT Charles E. Marengo POW
WG S/SGT Henry T. Popielarski POW
WG SGT Edward J. Hoffman POW
TG S/SGT Andy P. Stanley POW

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