B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30320 / Coy Decoy

B-17 #42-30320 / Coy Decoyzoom_in



  • RCL: CC-S

MACR: 2022 & 14404


History of
B-17 42-30320 / Coy Decoy

Delivered Cheyenne 14/5/43; Gore 15/5/43; Cheyenne 20/5/43; Geiger 28/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Langley 25/6/43; Cutbank 27/6/43; Smoky Hill 1/7/43; Dow Fd 11/7/43; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-S] Framlingham 11/7/43; badly damaged 11/12/43 over Emden with Rich Parker, Co-pilot: Frank Stolars, Navigator: Howard VanDine, Bombardier: Homer Lashway, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Coors (5 Returned to Duty) as pilot limped home; Radio Operator: Francis Brooks, Waist gunner: Bob Johnstone,Tail gunner: Ray Nagle, Ball turret gunner: John Durrett bailed out (4 Prisoner of War), Waist gunner: Gayle Gillenwater(Killed in Action); Missing in Action Kiel 4/1/44; enemy aircraft, crashed Mienesz Farm, Nieuwe Provincialweg, between Scharwoude & Niedorp, Holl. Missing Air Crew Report 2022. COY DE COY.

Last updated: 5. January 2019


B-17 42-30320 / Coy Decoy Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Robert E. Patterson POW
CP 2LT Daniel A. Naeve POW
BOMB 2LT Allen L. Corday POW
ENG/TT S/SGT Arthur E. Hughbanks POW
RO S/SGT Samuel A. Procopio POW
BT SGT Mike Gursky POW
WG SGT Armand C. DiSchiavi POW
WG SGT Daniel C. Canora POW
TG SGT Joseph H. McClure POW

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