B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30155

B-17 #42-30155zoom_in



  • RCL: KY-C/E

MACR: 1684


History of
B-17 42-30155

Delivered Cheyenne 21/4/43; Tinker 27/4/43; Memphis 30/4/43; Presque Is 6/5/43; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-C/E] Chelveston 31/5/43; force landed RAF St Eval 4/7/43, ret 12/8/43; Missing in Action Kiel 5/1/44 with Percy Hoag, Co-pilot: Lonnie McGee, Navigator: Hubert Fraker, Bombardier: Chas Howell, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Fred Rosenkoff, Radio Operator: Albt Croce, Ball turret gunner: Bob LaFontaine, Waist gunner: Burnette Dethlefsen, Waist gunner: Chas Maerser,Tail gunner: Lyman Franklin (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed mouth of Eider River, off Vollerweik, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1684.

Last updated: 5. September 2020


B-17 42-30155 Details

Aircraft No. 42-30155 was last seen at 1148 hours at 5350N 0915E with #2 engine smoking intermittently and the A/C was falling back out of the formation.


B-17 42-30155 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Percy H. Hoag POW
CP F/O Lonnie B. McGee, Jr. POW
BOMB 2LT Hubert W. Fraker POW
ENG/TT S/SGT Fred L. Rosenkoff POW
RO S/SGT Albert P. Croce POW
BT SGT Robert J. La Fontaine POW
WG SGT Charles D. Mercer POW
WG SGT Burnette W. Dethlfsen POW
TG SGT Lyman S. Franklin POW

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