B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31051 / Goin Jessies

B-17 #42-31051 / Goin Jessieszoom_in



  • RCL: XR-R, EP-K

MACR: 3018


History of
B-17 42-31051 / Goin Jessies

Delivered Cheyenne 11/9/43; Gr Island 21/9/43; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-R] Thorpe Abbotts 3/11/43; then 351BS [EP-K]; Missing in Action Oranienburg 6/3/44 with Bob Koper, Navigator: George Wing, Radio Operator: Mike Tanowich, Ball turret gunner: Chas Luquette, Waist gunner: Art Frankel, Waist gunner: Ralph Zarzecki,Tail gunner: Bernie Sundin (7 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Gordon Lien, Bombardier: Tom Drinkwater, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Corea (3 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft attacked and ship exploded, crashed Elsten, nine miles S of Cloppenburg, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 3018. GOIN’ JESSIE.

Last updated: 6. January 2018


B-17 42-31051 / Goin Jessies Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Robert C. Koper KIA
CP 2LT George C. Lien POW
BOMB 2LT Thomas O. Drinkwater POW
ENG/TT SGT Charles P. Corea POW
RO S/SGT Michael J. Tanowigch KIA
BT SGT Charles J. Luquette KIA
WG SGT Ralph V. Zarzecki KIA
WG SGT Arthur Frankel KIA
TG SGT Bernard Sundin KIA

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