B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31173 / Maid to Please

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31173 / Maid to Please


  • RCL: IR-L

MACR: 1770

Missions: 1


History of
B-17 42-31173 / Maid to Please

Delivered Cheyenne 27/9/43; Harvard 13/10/43; Assigned: 711BS/447BG [IR-L] Rattlesden 24/11/43; MIA Ludwigshafen 30/12/43 Pilot: Julian Schrero, Navigator: Joe Lamansky, Bombardier: Lowell Doan, Radio Operator: Dee Troxell (4KIA); Co-Pilot: Merle Kent, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Howard May, Ball Turret Gunner: John Bitzer, Waist Gunner: Herman Holland, Waist Gunner: Homer Miller (5POW); Tail Gunner: Walt Dickerman (EVD); Enemy aircraft, crashed Coudray Farm, Berville, six miles NW of Mariners, 11 miles NW of Pontoise, Fr; MACR 1770, 23 pages. (first loss in group.) MAID TO PLEASE

Last updated: 31. August 2018


B-17 42-31173 / Maid to Please Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Julian Y. Schrero KIA
CP 2LT Mehle L. Kent POW
BOMB 2LT Lowell A. Doan KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT Howard B. May POW
RO T/SGT Dee L. Troxell KIA
BT S/SGT John Bitzer POW
WG S/SGT Herman F. Holland POW
WG S/SGT Homer L. Miller POW
TG S/SGT Walter E. Dickerman EVD

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