B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30176 / Assassin

B-17 #42-30176 / Assassinzoom_in


  • RCL: ET-P, OE-P

MACR: 401

Missions: 12


History of
B-17 42-30176 / Assassin

Delivered Cheyenne, WY 22/4/43; Smoky Hill, KS 28/4/43; Walla Walla, WA 7/5/43; Smoky Hill 25/5/43; Presque Island 6/6/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-P] Framlingham 5/6/43; 335BS [OE-P] Horham 15/6/43; 12m, Missing in Action Regensburg 17/8/43 with John Sundberg, Navigator: Bill McNatt, Waist gunner: Leroy Funk,Tail gunner: Joe Aquino (4 evaded capture); Co-pilot: John Moyer, Bombardier: Claude Livingston, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lester Schwab, Ball turret gunner: Emerson Davies, Waist gunner: Franklin Barrett (5 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Tony Carlone (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Oostmalle, 15 miles NE of Antwerp, Bel; Missing Air Crew Report 401. ASSASSIN.

Last updated: 18. April 2020


B-17 42-30176 / Assassin Details

B-17F 42-30176 piloted by 1st. Lt. John L. Sundberg was attacked by enemy aircraft about 10 minutes inside the Belgium coast going into the target. the ship left the formation and seven chutes were seen dropping from the ship. No crash was seen after this observation.

1st Lt. David E. Oleson
Air Corps
Asst. Operations Officer

Photos send by Dave French, grandson of Lester Schwab


B-17 42-30176 / Assassin Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT John L. Sundberg EVD
CP 2LT John P. Moyer POW
BOMB 2LT Claude S. Livingston POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Lester E. Schwab POW
RO T/SGT Anthony L. Carlone KIA
BT S/SGT Emerson L. Davies POW
WG S/SGT Leroy A. Funk EVD
WG S/SGT Franklin G. Barrett POW
TG S/SGT Joseph M. Aquino EVD

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