B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30389 / Dear Mom

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30389 / Dear Mom

Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: QE-Z

MACR: 323

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History of
B-17 42-30389 / Dear Mom

Delivered Cheyenne 26/5/43; Gore 27/5/43; Cheyenne 2/6/43; Smoky Hill 12/6/43; Geiger 22/6/43; Smoky Hill 23/6/43; Dow Fd 5/7/43; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-Z] Rougham 7/7/43; Missing in Action Regensburg 17/8/43 with Bernard W. Nayovitz, Co-pilot: James F. Smith, Jr., Navigator: Murlyn F. Burnett, Bombardier: Robert P. Allison, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Albert V. Beyke, Ball turret gunner: Jack H. Loveless (6 Killed in Action); Radio Operator: Arthur P. McDonnell,Tail gunner: James W. Tolbert (2 Prisoner of War); Waist gunner: Jake Dalinsky, Waist gunner: Beverley G. Geyer (2 evaded capture); enemy aircraft, crashed Lummen, six miles E of Deist, Bel; Missing Air Crew Report 323. DEAR MOM.

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B-17 42-30389 / Dear Mom Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Bernard W. Nayovitz KIA
CP 2LT James F. Smith KIA
BOMB 2LT Robert P. Allison KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT Albert V. Beyke KIA
RO T/SGT Arthur T. Macdonell POW
BT S/SGT Jack H. Loveless KIA
WG S/SGT Jacob J. Dalinsky EVD
WG S/SGT Beverly G. Geier EVD
TG S/SGT James W. Tolbert POW

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