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.

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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!


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