B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31048

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  • RCL: JD-L

MACR: 3866


History of
B-17 42-31048

Delivered Cheyenne 11/9/43; North Platte 19/9/43; Assigned 545th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group [JD-L] Grafton Underwood 1/3/44; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 12 April 1944 with Max Jean Miller, Co-pilot: James E. Dent Jr., Navigator: Theophilius Edward Beinar, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Elvie Lawrence Rodden, Radio Operator: Henry Overholt Watson, Ball turret gunner: Saul Jack Schelberg, Waist gunner: Howard Rucolph Leconey,Tail gunner: Albert Patrick Krizner (8 Killed in Action); Bombardier: Darrell Clark Getty [leg amputated in Eppenheim hospital, Waist gunner: Edwin Pierce Fulkerson (2 Prisoner of War); attacked head on by 15 enemy aircraft, crashed Elmhausen/Bergstrasse, nine miles S of Darrmstadt, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 3866.

Last updated: 11. February 2018


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