B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30725 / Aw-r-go

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30725 / Aw-r-go


  • RCL: LN-Z

MACR: 1028


History of
B-17 42-30725 / Aw-r-go

Delivered Dallas 17/7/43; Love Fd 7/8/43; Geiger 8/8/43; Pendleton 12/8/43; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-Z] Thorpe Abbotts 3/9/43; Missing in Action Munster 10/10/43 with Capt Chas Cruikshank, Co-pilot: Glen Graham, Navigator: Capt Frank Murphy, Bombardier: Gus Gaspar, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Leon Weeks, Ball turret gunner: Bob Bixler{Wounded in Action}, Waist gunner: Don Garrison, Waist gunner: Jim Johnson{Wounded in Action} (8 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Orlando Vincenti,Tail gunner: Chas Clark (2 Killed in Action); set on fire by fighters and exploded, crashed Lienen, 15 miles NE of Munster, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1028. AW-R-GO.

Published: 12. October 2017 / Last updated: 12. October 2017


B-17 42-30725 / Aw-r-go Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P CPT Charles B. Cruikshank POW
CP 1LT Glenn E. Graham POW
BOMB 1LT August H. Gaspar POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Leonard R. Weeks POW
RO T/SGT Orlando E. Vincenti KIA
BT S/SGT Robert L. Bixler POW
WG S/SGT James M. Johnson POW
WG S/SGT Donald B. Garrison POW
TG SGT Charles A. Clark KIA

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