B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-3077 / Jenny Lou

B-17 #42-3077 / Jenny Louzoom_in

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History of
B-17 42-3077 / Jenny Lou

Delivered Denver 3/2/43; Assigned 419BS/301BG Oudna, Tun. 7/4/43; Cerignola 7/12/43; Lucera 1/2/44; {23m} transferred 816BS/483BG Sterparone 26/4/44; ret Cairo 28/11/44 with Willard Sperry, Carey, Hammer, Hagley, Farrer (5RTD – wia); Barber, Lubejko, White, Harris, Billingsley (5 Killed in Action); crashed Buvo, It. burned out.

Last updated: 6. November 2020


B-17 42-3077 / Jenny Lou Details

It’s James E. Brewer’s Crew on the picture

Back Row – L to R:
? – Bombardier (Josep P. Connors, the regular bombardier was wounded on 12. Sep. 1943)
George W. Freas – Navigator
Edwin R. (Ned) Claytor – Co-Pilot
James E. (Jim) Brewer – Pilot

Front Row – L to R:
Lee M. Byars – Waist Gunner
Billy W. Baugus – Ball Turret Gunner
Garland L. Hebb – Tail Gunner
Urban G. Steinmetz – Radio Operator
Ernest W. Birch, Jr. – Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
Marion B. Welch, Jr. – Waist Gunner


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