History of the
B-17 #42-30783 / The Stork Club

Delivered Cheyenne 28/7/43; Scott 9/8/43; Assigned: 388BG Knettishall 24/8/43; Transferred: 570BS/390BG [DI-M] 25/8/43; on Bremen mission 20/12/43 suffered severe flak damage with two engines out; crewmen McLaughlin, Graber, Bean, Shelby, Cox bailed near Wilhelmshaven, Savage{wia}, pilot brought the ship back to Raydon, Sfk., fighter base before returning the base; MIA Augsburg 16/3/44 Pilot: Vince DeMayo, Co-Pilot: Bob Spicer, Bombardier: Chester Brenizer, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jack Willoughby, Ball Turret Gunner: Pvt Jim Dawes, Waist Gunner: Jerome Blatt, Waist Gunner: Erwin Hodsdon (8KIA); Navigator: Harry Button, Tail Gunner: Bill Thornburg (2POW); Enemy aircraft, crashed Lautern-Heubach road, six miles E of Schwabish Gmund, Germany. MACR 3180. THE STORK CLUB.

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