B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30158 / Mary Jane II

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30158 / Mary Jane II


  • RCL: FR-X

MACR: 1764


History of
B-17 42-30158 / Mary Jane II

Delivered Cheyenne 20/4/43; Tinker 28/4/43; New Castle 29/4/43; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-X] Kimbolton 23/6/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Howie Koeppen, Waist gunner: Jack Posemsky (2 Killed in Action), Co-pilot: Harry Thompson, Navigator: Ed Dennstedt, Bombardier: Bob Thomas, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Hurlo, Radio Operator: Floyd Barrowman, Ball turret gunner: Bob Watkins, Waist gunner: Gene Shadick,Tail gunner: Rich Feese (8 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Abenheim, five miles NW of Worms, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1764. MARY JANE II.

Last updated: 7. February 2020


B-17 42-30158 / Mary Jane II Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Howard O. Koeppen KIA
CP 2LT Harold N. Thompson POW
BOMB 2LT Robert E. Thomas POW
RO T/SGT Floyd K. Barrowman POW
BT S/SGT Robert J. Watkins POW
WG S/SGT Eugene J. Shadick POW
WG SGT Jack Posemsky KIA
TG S/SGT Richard A. Feese POW

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