B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30602 / Dry Run IV

B-17 #42-30602 / Dry Run IVzoom_in

Jordan Schreppel


  • RCL: BX-X

MACR: 1654


History of
B-17 42-30602 / Dry Run IV

Delivered Cheyenne 26/6/43; Kearney 12/7/43; Dow Field 16/7/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-X] Snetterton 16/7/43; Missing in Action Hamburg 13/12/43 with Emery Chesmore, Co-pilot: John Chestnut, Navigator: Art Leedy, Bombardier: John Mathews, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Vince Vicalli, Radio Operator: George Frosdick, Ball turret gunner: Jim Simpson, Waist gunner: Jim Collins, Waist gunner: Corney Lett, Tail gunner: Earl Fahl (10 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed on the Molenrij, near Kloosterburen, Groningen, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 1654. DRY RUN IV.

B-17 42-30602 / Dry Run IV Details

About the crew photo:
The photo were sent to me by Jordan Schreppel, his grandfather Robert Schreppel is the 3rd from the left standing.

Last mission:
B-17F #42-30602 / Dry Run IV was hit by Flak from the Frisians, and hit by two Ju 88 C-6 night fighters:

  • D5+FX, flown by Leutnant Hermann Stock of the 12./NJG 3
  • D5+EV, flown by Leutnant Walter Briegleb of the 10./NJG 3, respectively.

The victory was credited to Lt. Stock.


B-17 42-30602 / Dry Run IV Crew

P2LTEmery R. ChesmorePOW
CP2LTJohn J. Chesnut, JrPOW
BOMB2LTJohn V. MathewsPOW
ENG/TTT/SGTVincenzo VicalliPOW
ROS/SGTGeorge L. FrosdickPOW
BTS/SGTJames F. SimpsonPOW
WGSGTJames E. F. CollinsPOW
WGS/SGTCorney LettPOWSee comment by Erna Lett below

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