History of the
B-17 #42-31113 / Zilch

Delivered Dallas 21/9/43; Scott 3/10/43; Wilmington 7/10/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG Snetterton 15/10/43; on familiarization flight 22/10/43 with Bruce O’Dell, Co-pilot: Chas May, Navigator: Chas Setilmeyer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Louis Shaney, Radio Operator: Marion King (5 Returned to Duty); pilot forgot to lower u/c and crash landed base; Missing in Action Bremen 16/12/43; engine shot off and hit aircraft below then mid air coll with 42-30872 (96BG), crashed North Sea, W of Terschelling Is. Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 1564. ZILCH.

Details 42-31113 / Zilch

Mid-air-collision with B-17 #42-30872 Blonde Bomber on 26 September 1943.

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Crew 42-31113 / Zilch

PCPTHarold R. MottKIA
CP2LTHarry E. CreutzmanKIA
BOMB2LTAngus D. StewartKIA
ROT/SGTJohn MancinaKIA
BTS/SGTPaul J. SantillanKIA
WGS/SGTLeonard M. BranamKIA
WGS/SGTAndrew R. NicholsKIA
TGS/SGTWarren M. SturdevantKIA

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