B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30362 / Wee Bonnie II

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30362 / Wee Bonnie II


MACR: 3134

Missions: 12


History of
B-17 42-30362 / Wee Bonnie II

Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/43; Gore 25/5/43; Kearney 5/6/43; Dow Fd 1/7/43; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 7/7/43; MIA Beaumont Sur Oise 9/9/43 Pilot: Adalbert Porter, Vernon Adams, John Moffitt, John Ash, Ralph Mallicote, Alphonse Fulchino {photo} (6POW); Harry Thompson, Henry Rowland, Clem Mezzanotte, Rosswell Miller, Ivan Schrader (5EVD) flak, crashed Houilles, Fr; MACR 3134. WEE BONNIE II.

Last updated: 23. August 2020


B-17 42-30362 / Wee Bonnie II Details

Shortly after ship #362 was hit by flak on way to target, it was also hit by 20mm in the wing to left of #1 engine. The ship lost speed and altitude due the large hole in wing. The Bombardier jettisoned his bombs near Paris. The plane was reported to be under control although the pilot was seen slumped over the wheel. Four to Ten chutes were seen leaving the ship.


B-17 42-30362 / Wee Bonnie II Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Adalbert D. Porter POW
CP 2LT Harold E. Thompson EVD
BOMB 2LT Vernon Dorsey Adams POW
ENG/TT T/SGT John Harold Moffitt POW
RO T/SGT John Russell Ash POW
BT S/SGT Ralph Mallicote POW
WG S/SGT Rosswell Miller EVD
WG S/SGT Clement Messanotte EVD
TG S/SGT Ivan L. Schraeder EVD
PHOTO S/SGT Alphonse Fulchino POW

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