B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30474 / Bum’s Rush

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30474 / Bum’s Rush


MACR: 929


History of
B-17 42-30474 / Bum’s Rush

Delivered Cheyenne 5/6/43; Rapid City 19/6/43; Geiger 22/6/43; Gr Isle 28/6/43; Dow Fd 14/7/43; Assigned 346BS/99BG 1/8/43; Missing in Action Mestre, It. 6/10/43 with Otis Lee, Alderson, Menchl, Carver, Farley (5 evaded capture in Switz.), Ritter evade & RTD; Dickerson (Killed in Action); Jones, Cunningham, Kramer (3 Prisoner of War); Missing Air Crew Report 929. BUM’S RUSH.


B-17 42-30474 / Bum’s Rush Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P F/O Otis S. Lee EVD
CP F/O Carlton O. Alderson EVD
BOMB 2LT Thomas H. Carver EVD
ENG/TT T/SGT Victor Dickerson KIA
RO T/SGT Ralph E. Kramer POW
BT S/SGT George H. Ritter EVD
WG S/SGT Harry L. Cunningham POW
WG S/SGT Willie C. Jones POW
TG S/SGT Leonard A. Farley EVD

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