B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-3071

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3071


MACR: 113


History of
B-17 42-3071

Delivered Cheyenne 2/2/43; 331BS/94BG [QE- ] Presque Is 8/4/43; Bassingbourn 4/43; Earls Colne 12/5/43; Rougham 13/6/43; Missing in Action Le Bourget 14/7/43 with Floyd Watts, Co-pilot: John Bieger, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Buise, Radio Operator: Sam Potvin, Ball turret gunner: John Carpenter,Tail gunner: Joe Manos (6 evaded capture); Waist gunner: Burton Reppert, Waist gunner: Larry Phillips (2 Killed in Action); Navigator: Alan Eastman, Bombardier: Dick Manning (2 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Gonesse, near Le Bourget, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 113.

Last updated: 23. October 2021


B-17 42-3071 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Floyd B. Watts EVD
CP 2LT John W. Bieger EVD
BOMB 2LT Richard N. Manning POW
ENG/TT T/SGT John F. Buise EVD
RO T/SGT Samuel E. Potvin EVD
BT S/SGT John L. Carpenter EVD
WG S/SGT Burton H. Reppert KIA
WG S/SGT Lawrence B. Phillips KIA
TG S/SGT Joseph E. Manos EVD

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