B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30601 / Mary Ellen II

B-17 #42-30601 / Mary Ellen IIzoom_in



  • RCL: SG-K

MACR: 15317


History of
B-17 42-30601 / Mary Ellen II

Delivered Cheyenne 26/6/43; Kearney 12/7/43; Dow Field 16/7/43; Assigned 550BS/385BG [SG-K] Great Ashfield 21/7/43; detailed Bordeaux 16/9/43 with John Schley, Co-pilot: John Baum, Navigator: John Ellingsen, Bombardier: Earl Bates, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Walter Roth, Radio Operator: John Egbert, Ball turret gunner: Willard White, Waist gunner: Chester Truex, Waist gunner: Harry Waldner,Tail gunner: Clyde Gingerich (10 Killed in Service); crashed on take off Abbotts Hall, Rickinghall Superior, Sfk; UK. after slight mid-air collision with 42-30120 (95BG); Salvaged 19/9/43. Missing Air Crew Report 15317. MARY ELLEN II.

B-17 42-30601 / Mary Ellen II Details

Slight mid-air collision with B-17 #42-30120 Patches on 16 September 1943.


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