B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30450 / Ramsbitch

B-17 #42-30450 / Ramsbitchzoom_in



MACR: 84


History of
B-17 42-30450 / Ramsbitch

Delivered Cheyenne 1/6/43; Gore 14/6/43; Kearney 15/6/43; Eglin 7/7/43; Dow Fd 8/7/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG Rougham 8/7/43; transferred 410BS; Missing in Action Wilhelmshafen (T/O) 26/7/43 with Gerald Smith, Co-pilot: Harry Lockwood, Navigator: Othello Upton, Bombardier: McCormick, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Stubble, Radio Operator: Harden, Ball turret gunner: Mike ? ; Waist gunner: Black, Waist gunner: Norbert Olshefki,Tail gunner: John McTaggart (10 Returned to Duty); flak hit #1 engine and damaged wing, then enemy aircraft, ditched North Sea; Missing Air Crew Report 84; RAMSBITCH.

Last updated: 21. August 2020


B-17 42-30450 / Ramsbitch Details

Based on formation chart. This photo with B-17 #42-30450 was taken on July 25th 1943 on mission to Kiel, Germany. B-17 #42-30450 went lost on day later. Ditched in North Sea, but crew returned.

MACR 84 refered to B-17 42-3280 / Cherokee Maid. No MACR files found for B-17 42-30450 / Ramsbitch.


B-17 42-30450 / Ramsbitch Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P --- Gerald Smith RTD
CP --- Harold K. Lockwood RTD
BOMB --- McCormick RTD
ENG/TT --- Stubble RTD
RO --- Harden RTD
BT --- Mike ? RTD
WG --- Black RTD
WG --- Norbert Olshefki RTD
TG --- John McTaggart RTD

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