History of the
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.

Details 42-31134 / Gung Ho

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42-31134 Gung Ho

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  1. von Sandy am 08. January 2018 18:31 Uhr

    Just came across your web site while searching information about the B-17. I enjoyed all the information that you have shared. My Dad was in the 569 group and flew in the B-17 Gung Ho. He is still living and is now 95 years old. He was a gunner.
    Thanks again


    • von b17flyingfortress.de am 08. January 2018 19:07 Uhr

      Thank you Sandy! All the best to you and your family!


    • von sean maroney am 28. April 2019 2:14 Uhr

      i just saw the email left by’sandy’ from january 2018 and mentioned his father being a gunner on the gung-ho(390th 569 group) my father was also a member of that specific grouo. i would live to get in touch with you sandy! please contact me if you should see this or if anyone here knows how i can contact him. thank you
      sean maroney camerapeon@hotmail.com 4/27/2019


  2. von Beverley Buehrer am 16. June 2019 19:43 Uhr

    My Dad, Duward Bare, was the navigator and sometimes the bombardier on the Gung Ho. He kept copies of all his mission notes until the plane was shot down and he became a prisoner of war. Is the photo the actual Gung Ho or a stock photo of a B-17 from the 390th bomb group. Was there no nose art?


    • von b17flyingfortress.de am 16. June 2019 20:35 Uhr

      Hello Beverley,

      the first photo is from Wikipedia and I thing it’s a very early photo of 42-31134 Gung Ho without the noseart.

      I added a second photo where the nose art is visible.


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