B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30478 / Impatient Virgin II

B-17 #42-30478 / Impatient Virgin IIzoom_in



  • RCL: ??-L

MACR: 3136


History of
B-17 42-30478 / Impatient Virgin II

Delivered Dallas 9/6/43; Smoky Hill 10/7/43; Dow Fd 15/7/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG [L] Knettishall 18/7/43; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Bill Beecham, Co-pilot: Barlow Brown, Navigator: Ray Beplat, Bombardier: Sam Beatty, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jewell Delamar, Radio Operator: Oliver Happy, Ball turret gunner: Bill Ballard, Waist gunner: Tom McGee, Waist gunner: Wayne Fox,Tail gunner: John McNeill (10INT); enemy aircraft, force landed Dubendorf, Switz; Missing Air Crew Report 3136. (Rep and used by Swiss AF); Returned to the USA Grenier 23/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 20/10/45. IMPATIENT VIRGIN II.

Last updated: 27. January 2019


B-17 42-30478 / Impatient Virgin II Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT William P. Beecham INT
CP F/O Barlow D. Brown INT
BOMB 2LT Samuel H. Beatty INT
ENG/TT T/SGT Jewell W. Delemar INT
RO T/SGT Oliver F. Happy INT
BT S/SGT William D. Ballard INT
WG T/SGT Thomas D. McGee INT
WG S/SGT Wayne G. Fox INT
TG S/SGT John A. McNeil INT

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