History of the
B-17 #42-30347 / Miss Ponnie

Delivered Cheyenne 19/5/43; Gore 20/5/43; Smoky Hill 30/5/43; Morrison 9/6/43; Assigned 419BS/301BG St Donat 3/7/43; Oudna 6/8/43; Cerignola 7/12/43; Lucera 1/2/44; Missing in Action {98m} Wollersdorf 29/5/44 with Tom Phillips, Co-pilot: George Gaudaen, Navigator: Chas Hahn, Bombardier: Rex McElmurry, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Helf, Radio Operator: Bob Zimmerman, Ball turret gunner: Dan Behre, Waist gunner: Warren Haskin, Waist gunner: Bill Ogle,Tail gunner: Chas Seall (10 Prisoner of War); mech problem, crashed Vebelbach; Missing Air Crew Report 5445.

Crew 42-30347 / Miss Ponnie

P2LTThomas D. PhillipsPOW
CP2LTRex H. McElmurryPOW
BOMB2LTCharles I. HahnPOW
ROS/SGTRobert E. ZimmermanPOW
BTS/SGTWilliam O. OglePOW
WGSGTWarren L. HaskinPOW
WGS/SGTCharles M. SeallPOW
TGS/SGTDaniel BehrePOW

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  1. von Mary Ellen Hahn Banks am 07. July 2019 15:29 Uhr

    My father Charles Hahn was on this mission. All 10 survived the crash and were held as POW for 11 months.
    This year on the date of the crash May 29, 2019, 75 years after the crash I along with my sister and 3 other descendants of the crew visited the site of the crash. Dr. Georg Reuter has done much research for us and organizing a wonderful experience for us to learn more about our fathers and to meet other family members. It is an experience I will never forget.


    • von Darla Anne Kogan am 22. August 2019 8:00 Uhr

      My Papaw is William Orval Ogle and he raised me. I have MANY photos and stories about his time in service as well as, photos from the POW camps. I have desperately searched for more info. Can you assist me? I am willing to share my info with you if you care to trade? Thank you so much in advance!


      • von b17flyingfortress.de am 01. September 2019 11:19 Uhr

        Hello Darla,

        I send you an email


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