B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30370 / Little Caesar

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30370 / Little Caesar


MACR: 144


History of
B-17 42-30370 / Little Caesar

Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/43; Gr Isle 4/6/43; Dow Fd 27/6/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX- ] Snetterton 4/7/43 LITTLE CAESER; then 337BS; Missing in Action Warnemunde 29/7/43 with Cecil Walters, Co-pilot: Jim Olsen, Navigator: Jerome Boland, Bombardier: John McIlvaine, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Wolozyn, Radio Operator: Ralph Lewis, Ball turret gunner: Roland Domenick, Waist gunner: Joe Truitt, Waist gunner: Barnett Goodman, Tail gunner: Frank Wade, Observer – Lt Joe Lewis (11 Killed in Action); mid air coll with 42-5908 (388BG); crashed North Sea, off Cromer, Nfk. Missing Air Crew Report 144. VENI VEDI VICI.

Last updated: 10. July 2021


B-17 42-30370 / Little Caesar Details

Mid-air-collision with B-17 #42-5908 on 29 July 1943


B-17 42-30370 / Little Caesar Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Cecil Walter KIA
CP 2LT James Clay Olsen KIA
BOMB 1LT John Charles McIlvaine KIA
ENG/TT S/SGT Joseph Anthony Wolozyn KIA
RO T/SGT Ralph Edward Lewis KIA
BT S/SGT Rowland Domenick KIA
WG S/SGT Joseph Hamilton Truitt KIA
WG T/SGT Barnett Henry Goodman KIA
TG S/SGT Frank G. Wade, Jr. KIA
OBS 2LT Joseph K. Lewis KIA

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