B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30182 / Blondie II

B-17 #42-30182 / Blondie IIzoom_in



  • RCL: QW-E

MACR: 1562

Missions: 25


History of
B-17 42-30182 / Blondie II

Delivered Cheyenne 22/4/43; Smoky Hill 28/4/43; Walla Walla 5/7/43; Tinker 28/5/43; Smoky Hill 1/6/43; Dow Fd 6/6/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-E], then 412BS [QW-E] Horham 15/6/43; (25m), Missing in Action Emden 11/12/43 with Jack Moore, Co-pilot: Malcolm Healey, Navigator: Ed Stanbery, Bombardier: Leonard W. Eaton, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harry Sparks, Radio Operator: Frank Abbadessa, Ball turret gunner: Don Rybolt, Waist gunner: Paul Claybaugh, Waist gunner: Bob Byard,Tail gunner: Marvin Ritter (10 Killed in Action); ditched off Langeoog Is, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1562. BLONDIE II.

Last updated: 20. October 2023


B-17 42-30182 / Blondie II Details

B-17F 42-30182 piloted by 2nd Lt. J. D. Moore, was last seen near enemy coast, with no. 4 engine on fire. Six chutes were seen to leave the ship.

1Lt. David E. Olsson
Asst. Operations Officer

Source: MACR 1562

B-17F #42-30182 / Blondie II


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