History of the
B-17 #42-30860

Delivered Cheyenne 11/8/43; Gr Isle 31/8/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-L] Snetterton 13/9/43; landing accident with Bill Jones on base 4/10/43; Missing in Action Bremen 16/12/43 with Merl Schroeder, Co-pilot: Albt Schanke{with up Tzummarum 25/5/44}, Navigator: Henry Tracy{with up Terschelling beach 27/5/44}, Bombardier: Paul Girvin{with up Asluitdjik 16/5/44}, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Art Limieux, Radio Operator: Irvine Wade{with up Pietersbaum 26/5/44}, Ball turret gunner: Clarry Kelly, Waist gunner: Tony Carpentieri{with up Pietersbaum 14/3.44}, Waist gunner: Dick Rucker,Tail gunner: John Hall (10 Killed in Action); mid air coll with 42-3265 (96BG), crashed North Sea about six miles of Texel Is, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 1563.

Details 42-30860

B-17 #42-3265 Holy Mackeral! was hit by flak and exploded in the air. Thereupon mid-air-collision with B-17 #42-30860 on 16. December 1943

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