B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31044 / Her Did

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MACR: 2395


History of
B-17 42-31044 / Her Did

Delivered Cheyenne 10/9/43; Assigned 350BS/100BG Thorpe Abbotts 24/9/43; transferred 340BS/97BG Depienne 5/10/43; Cerignola 20/12/43; Amendola 16/1/44; Missing in Action Verona, It. 14/2/44 with Frank Chaplick, Cowell, Sedgely, Baron Wounded in Action,Bradley, Grilliott (7 Returned to Duty); Householder, Duca, Murphy (3 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, ditched 100 yds offshore at Calvi, Corsica; crew all swum ashore; Missing Air Crew Report 2395.

Last updated: 7. January 2018


B-17 42-31044 / Her Did Details

B-17 was hit by enemy fighters. During the attack. The radio operator, tail gunner and left waist gunner had been killed. These three men sunk with the B-17 off the coast of Calvi in Corsica.


B-17 42-31044 / Her Did Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Frank G. Chaplick RTD
CP 2LT Ward H. Skaggs RTD
BOMB 2LT Armand C. Sedgeley RTD
ENG/TT T/SGT Frank E. Bradley RTD
RO T/SGT Robert F. Householder KIA
BT S/SGT Orville F. Grilliot RTD
WG S/SGT George J. Murphy KIA
WG T/SGT Joseph P. Baron RTD
TG S/SGT Tony Duca KIA

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