B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30224 / A Little Horne

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30224 / A Little Horne


MACR: 3130


History of
B-17 42-30224 / A Little Horne

Delivered Cheyenne 30/4/43; Sioux City 12/5/43; Patterson 20/5/43; Smoky Hill 10/6/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG [–G] Knettishall 17/6/43; Missing in Action Hanvover 26/7/43 with Earl Horn, Bombardier: Bob Bailey, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Baker, Radio Operator: Everett Hobbs, Ball turret gunner: Francis Whittaker, Waist gunner: Sam DeGeorgio, Waist gunner: Horace Hoffman (7 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Don Wetherbee, Navigator: Irving Cohen, Oliver Deckard (3 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Deckbergen, 30 SW of Hannover, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 3130.

Last updated: 20. December 2018


B-17 42-30224 / A Little Horne Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Earl Preston Horn POW
CP 2LT Donald Weighman Wetherbee KIA
BOMB 2LT Robert Glenn Bailey POW
ENG/TT S/SGT Robert Elwood Baker POW
RO S/SGT Everett Lyle Hobbs POW
BT S/SGT Francis Winston Whittaker POW
WG S/SGT Horace Henry Hoffman POW
WG S/SGT Sam William DeGeorgio POW
TG S/SGT Oliver Elmo Deckard KIA

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