B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31134 / Gung Ho

B-17 #42-31134 / Gung Hozoom_in

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  • RCL: CC-G

MACR: 8910 / KSU/ME/KU: 950a


History of
B-17 42-31134 / Gung Ho

Delivered Cheyenne 24/9/43; Gr Island 7/10/43; Wilmington 10/10/43; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-G] Framlingham 13/10/43; Missing in Action Nurnburg 10/9/44 with Chas McIntosh, Bombardier: Ray Wilson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Frank Stokes, Radio Operator: Karle Kolmerer, Ball turret gunner: Griffith Williams, Waist gunner: Ernie Starr (6 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Basil Shafer, Navigator: Duward Bare(wia),Tail gunner: Ben Howell (3 Prisoner of War); flak hit in #4, went down and exploded, crashed in Schweinauer Strasse, Nurnberg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 8910. GUNG HO.

Last updated: 26. September 2021


B-17 42-31134 / Gung Ho Details

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B-17 #42-31134 Gung Ho

Eyewitness Statement from MACR 8910

At target at 1100 hours, A/C #1134 received a direct hit with #4 engine off and set right wing on fire. A/C flipped over on its back, dropped straight down, exploding and disentegrating a few seconds later. Two chutes were reported seen.


B-17 42-31134 / Gung Ho Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Charles F. McIntosh KIA
CP 2LT Basil L. Schafer POW
BOMB 2LT Ray Wilson KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT Frank T. Stokes KIA
RO T/SGT Karle E. Kolmerer KIA
BT S/SGT Griffith M. Williams, Jr. KIA
WG S/SGT Ernest Starr KIA
TG S/SGT Ben N. Howell POW

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