B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30274 / Our Bay-Bee

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30274 / Our Bay-Bee

Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: BG-Q

MACR: 402

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History of
B-17 42-30274 / Our Bay-Bee

Delivered Cheyenne 8 May 1943; Gore 9 May 1943; Smoky Hill 17 May 1943; Dow Field 5 June 1943; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-Q] Horham 15 June 1943; 5 missions. Missing in Action Regensburg 17 August 1943 with a 335BS crew.

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B-17 42-30274 / Our Bay-Bee Details

Attacked by enemy aircraft on the route going into the target. Was last sighted south of Eupen, Belgium. The damaged aircraft left the formation and 7 chutes were seen to leave the ship, after which the plane exploded. Crashed Mol, SE of Turnhout, Belgium. Missing Air Crew Report : MACR 402. For much more details about OUR BAY-BEE and its crew, go to

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B-17 42-30274 / Our Bay-Bee Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Walter A. Baker POW
CP 1LT Martin G. Minnich EVD
BOMB 2LT Henry P. Sarnow EVD
ENG/TT T/SGT Alvin O. Forney POW
RO T/SGT Walter T. McDermott POW
BT S/SGT John White EVD
WG S/SGT Roscoe J. Alderman POW
WG S/SGT William H. Binnebose Jr WIA POW
TG S/SGT Albert G. Bergeron POW

Betty Binnebose Lewis
14. June 2018 access_time 19:04

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