History of the
B-17 #42-3043 / Hitler’s Gremlin

Delivered Denver 29/1/43; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-B] Bassingbourn 22/4/43; Missing in Action 16m Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Gene Lockhart, Co-pilot: Clive Woodbury, Navigator: Granville Williams, Bombardier: Bob Sherwin, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ted Cetnarowski, Radio Operator: Bill Darden, Ball turret gunner: George Serafin, Waist gunner: Chester Raphoom, Waist gunner: John Husick,Tail gunner: Art Burns (10 Returned to Duty); severely damaged by enemy aircraft, continued to target but never reached home base, ditched North Sea, all rescued by RAF Walrus from Hawkinge and taxied back to Ramsgate. HITLER’S GREMLIN.

Details 42-3043 / Hitler’s Gremlin

B-17 #42-3043 'Hitler's Gremlin'. Screenshot from Memphis Belle Movie (1944)

B-17 #42-3043 Hitler’s Gremlin. Screenshot from Memphis Belle Movie (1944)

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  1. von Chris Micetich am 23. August 2018 16:21 Uhr

    The tail gunner, Arthur Burns, is my great uncle, I was wondering what the text says on the side of the plane.


  2. von Jane Nix am 11. June 2019 4:05 Uhr

    “Haf a Heart,
    -Mine Goose-Step
    Ain’t vot it use to be!”

    Check out “The Cold Blue” on HBO. Your great uncle’s ship is shown.



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