B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30434 / Betty Boop-Pistol Packin’ Mama

B-17 #42-30434 / Betty Boop-Pistol Packin’ Mamazoom_in



  • RCL: DI-A

MACR: 2659 / KSU/ME/KU: 1029


History of
B-17 42-30434 / Betty Boop-Pistol Packin’ Mama

Delivered Cheyenne 31/5/43; Smoky Hill 12/6/43; Rapid City 19/6/43; Geiger 22/6/43; Smoky Hill 23/6/43; Dow Fd 13/7/43; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-A] Framlingham 18/7/43; on Regensburg mission 17/8/43 Len Baumgartner was KIA; Missing in Action Regensburg 25/2/44 with Bob Bowman,Tail gunner: Carl Phillips (2 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Pat Reams, Navigator: Frank Belva, Bombardier: Carl Larsen, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clarry Daniel, Radio Operator: Marshall Peck, Ball turret gunner: Delbert Lambson, Waist gunner: Joe Embrey, Waist gunner: Harry Roberts (8 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Le Fond de la Borne, near St Erme, nine miles SE of Laon, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 2659. BETTY BOOP – THE PISTOL PACKIN’ MAMA.

Last updated: 23. January 2022


B-17 42-30434 / Betty Boop-Pistol Packin’ Mama Details

Subject: Extract from S-2 Mission Report Regarding B-17F 42-30434

At 1156 hours near St. Quentin, A/C 434 was observed to peel off from formation and head back toward the enemy coast. No apparent distress. No chutes.

Source: MACR 2659

Back row (left to right):
T/Sgt Marshall Carr Peck – POW; S/Sgt Delbert Demsey Lambson – POW; S/Sgt Carl Jack Phillips – KIA; S/Sgt Harold Seymour Roberts – POW; S/Sgt Joe Barnard Embrey – POW; T/Sgt Clarence Daniel – POW

Front row (left to right):
2Lt Carl Devon Larsen – POW; 2Lt Frank J Belva Jr – POW; 1Lt Robert B Bowman – KIA; 2Lt Patrick Paul Reams – POW

Date of the picture: 14 February 1944

B-17 42-30434 / Betty Boop-Pistol Packin’ Mama Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Robert B. Bowman KIA
CP 2LT Patrick P. Reams POW
BOMB 2LT Carl D. Larsen POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Clarence Daniel POW
RO T/SGT Marshall G. Peck POW
BT S/SGT Delbert D. Lambson POW
WG S/SGT Joe B. Embrey POW
WG S/SGT Harold S. Roberts POW
TG S/SGT Carl J. Phillips KIA

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