B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30223 / Rick-O-Shay aka Norma J

B-17 #42-30223 / Rick-O-Shay aka Norma Jzoom_in



  • RCL: FC-S

MACR: 1582 / KSU/ME/KU: 560


History of
B-17 42-30223 / Rick-O-Shay aka Norma J

Delivered Cheyenne 30/4/43;Gore 22/5/43; Spokane 24/5/43; Gore 11/6/43; Smoky Hill 29/6/43; Dow Fd 11/7/43; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-S] Framlingham 11/7/43 NORMA J; (18m) Missing in Action Emden 11/12/43 with Glenn Ryon, Co-pilot: Keith Pickel, Navigator: Don Schlofner, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Wilson, Ball turret gunner: Don Voss, Waist gunner: Gerry Lawrence, Waist gunner: Bill Ferrill,Tail gunner: Allen Hoffman (8 Killed in Action); Bombardier: Newton Weiss, Radio Operator: Joe Hulme (2 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft shot away part of horizontal and vertical stabilizer, then ship exploded and crashed Westeraccum (stede), 12 miles N of Aurich, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1582. RICK-O-SHAY.

Last updated: 14. March 2021


B-17 42-30223 / Rick-O-Shay aka Norma J Details

B-17F #42-30223 with George E. Starnes crew on 08 October 1943. Two days before their lost.

B-17 42-30223 / Rick-O-Shay aka Norma J Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Glenn E. Ryon KIA
CP 2LT Keith M. Pickel KIA
BOMB F/O Newton Weiss POW
ENG/TT S/SGT Robert F. Wilson KIA
RO S/SGT Joe E. Hulme POW
BT SGT Donald F. Voss KIA
WG SGT Gerald K. Lawrence KIA
WG SGT William B. Ferrill KIA
TG SGT Allen C. Hoffman KIA

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