B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30290 / Lucky Lady II

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30290 / Lucky Lady II


MACR: 145


History of
B-17 42-30290 / Lucky Lady II

Delivered Cheyenne 11/5/43; Gore 24/5/43; Smoky Hill 25/5/43; Kearney 27/5/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned: 338BS/96BG [BX–] Snetterton 12/6/43; MIA Kassel 30/7/43 Pilot: Carmelo Pelusi, Navigator: Mayer Hurwitz, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Walter Koch, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Holleman, Waist Gunner: Earl McCloy (5KIA); Co-Pilot: Don Falk, Bombardier: Bruce Yarwood, Radio Operator: Delbert Williams, Waist Gunner: Don Ross, Tail Gunner: Elmon Fisk (5POW); Enemy aircraft, two engines out, another smoking, so jettisoned bomb load, crashed Tielrode, 12 miles W of Antwerp, Belgium. MACR 145. LUCKY LADY II.

Last updated: 2. August 2022


B-17 42-30290 / Lucky Lady II Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Carmelo Piano Pelusi, Jr. KIA
CP F/O Donald Elstrom Falk POW
BOMB 2LT Bruce Yarwood POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Walter Austin Koch KIA
RO T/SGT Delbert Jay Williams POW
BT S/SGT Robert Charles Holleman KIA
WG S/SGT Earl Loius McCloy KIA
WG S/SGT Donald Wallace Ross POW
TG S/SGT Elmon Fisk POW

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