B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31066 / Dixie Baby aka Fools Rush In

B-17 #42-31066 / Dixie Baby aka Fools Rush Inzoom_in

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www.americanairmuseum.com

Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: EP-H

MACR: 11366

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History of
B-17 42-31066 / Dixie Baby aka Fools Rush In

Delivered Cheyenne 14/9/43; Scott 29/9/43; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-H] Thorpe Abbotts 4/10/43; Missing in Action Hamburg 31/12/44 with Floyd Henderson, Co-pilot: Dick King, Bombardier: Elmer Kovach, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Shepard, Radio Operator: George Robinson, Waist gunner: Fred Horcasitas (6 Killed in Action); Navigator: George Smigo, Ball turret gunner: Leo Murphy,Tail gunner: Frank Sauls (3 Prisoner of War); hit by flak on bomb run spun down and collided with 43-38124 (100BG), both going down in flames, crashed Radegast, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 11366. DIXIE BABY aka FOOLS RUSH IN.

B-17 42-31066 / Dixie Baby aka Fools Rush In Details

Hit by flak on bomb run spun down and collided with B-17 #43-38124 Kramp’s Tramps (100BG), both going down in flames

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B-17 42-31066 / Dixie Baby aka Fools Rush In Crew

PositionRankNameStatusNote
P1LTFloyd E. HendersonKIA
CP2LTRichard W. KingKIA
BOMBS/SGTElmer L. KovachKIA
ENG/TTT/SGTJames W. ShepardKIA
ROT/SGTGeorge J. RobinsonKIA
BTS/SGTLeo O. MurphyPOW
WGS/SGTFred HorcasitasKIA
TGS/SGTFrank S. SaulsPOW

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