B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30782 / Rationed Passion

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30782 / Rationed Passion


MACR: 1931


History of
B-17 42-30782 / Rationed Passion

Delivered Cheyenne 29/7/43; Gr Isle 8/8/43; Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO-O] Thurleigh; transferred 369BS; Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Bill Reed, Navigator: Ivan Glaze, Bombardier: Myron Dmochowski{Wounded in Action}, Ball turret gunner: Joe O’Connell,Tail gunner: Warren Cole (5 Prisoner of War), Co-pilot: Tom Brady, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Orian Owens**, Radio Operator: Chas Nichols**, Waist gunner: Albt Schaeffler, Waist gunner: John Gembrowski** (5KIA-**all shot after interrogation); enemy aircraft & flak hit set wing on fire, crashed Heegejanskamp, near Nijverdal, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 1931.

Last updated: 17. August 2017


B-17 42-30782 / Rationed Passion Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Willard Dale Reed POW
CP 1LT Thomas J. Brady KIA
BOMB 1LT Myron J. Dmochowski POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Orian George Owens KIA
RO T/SGT Charles A. Nichols KIA
BT S/SGT Joseph Gregory O'Connell POW
WG S/SGT John J. Gemborski KIA
WG S/SGT Albert C. Schaeffler KIA
TG S/SGT Warren Woodruff Cole EVD reached England 28-06-1944

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