History of the
B-17 #42-31174 / Spirit of Chicago

Delivered Dallas 27/9/43; Gr Island 19/10/43; Long Beach 28/11/43; Assigned: 551BS/385BG [HR-Y] Gt Ashfield 5/12/43; MIA Berlin 29/4/44 Pilot: Francis Hart, Co-Pilot: Carl Connell, Navigator: Jim Hastings, Bombardier: Bob Hunt, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John Leonard, Radio Operator: Anatole Briant, Ball Turret Gunner: Lowell Birdwell, Waist Gunner: Roy Modglin, Waist Gunner: Bill Jackson (9POW); Tail Gunner: John Neely (KIA-died in hospital 4/5/44 probably from gun shots in the attack), crashed Hartz Mountains at Eckertal, near Bad Harzburg, Germany. MACR 4454. SPIRIT OF CHICAGO.

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