B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30795 / The Wild Hare

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30795 / The Wild Hare

Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: XA-J

MACR: 1161

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History of
B-17 42-30795 / The Wild Hare

Delivered Cheyenne 29/7/43; Dyersburg 8/8/43; Assigned: 548BS/385BG [XA-J] Gt Ashfield 2/9/43; MIA Munster 11/11/43 Pilot: John McGowan, Co-Pilot: Jim Bufkin, Navigator: Ellis Shorb, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Nello Malavasi, Ball Turret Gunner: Vernon Mulvaney, Waist Gunner: Bill Bloeser, Waist Gunner: Tony Barckett, Tail Gunner: Bob Johnson (8POW); Radio Operator: Jim French (KIA-bailed out but died of injuries); Bombardier: Tom Applewhite (EVD); flak KO’d #3, crashed Druner, near border of River Maas, Germany. MACR 1161. THE WILD HARE.

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