B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30255 / Lonesome Polecat II

B-17 #42-30255 / Lonesome Polecat IIzoom_in



  • RCL: QW-V

MACR: 1558

Missions: 23


History of
B-17 42-30255 / Lonesome Polecat II

Delivered Cheyenne 4/5/43; Smoky Hill 14/5/43; Tinker 25/5/43; Smoky Hill 29/5/43; Dow Fd 31/5/43; Assigned 351BG Polebrook 10/6/43; transferred 412BS/95BG [QW-V] Horham 16/6/43; battle damage on 13/11/43 Ball turret gunner: E.J. Castona (wia),Tail gunner: Jim Cook, Waist gunner: Chas Wilbeck (2 Killed in Action); with D.H. Marten force landed RAF Westcott 4/10/43; with J.R. Miller 13/11/43 three KIA, Ball turret gunner: E.J. Castona, Waist gunner: Chas Witbeck,Tail gunner: Jim Cook; (23m) Missing in Action Bremen 16/12/43; crashed off Texel Is, Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 1558. LONESOME POLECAT II.

Last updated: 18. October 2018


B-17 42-30255 / Lonesome Polecat II Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Frederick A. Delbern Jr. KIA
CP 2LT Don P. Neff KIA
BOMB 2LT Junius E. Woollen POW
ENG/TT S/SGT Loren E. Dodson POW
RO S/SGT Eugene F. Darter KIA
BT S/SGT Charles J. Schreiner POW
WG S/SGT Frank V. Lee POW
WG S/SGT Doral A. Hupp POW
TG S/SGT Robert T. McKeegan POW

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