B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31176 / Flak Suit

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31176 / Flak Suit


MACR: 4288

Missions: 37


History of
B-17 42-31176 / Flak Suit

Delivered Dallas 27/9/43; Gr Island 17/10/43; Wilmington 24/10/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 26/10/43; Missing in Action Berlin 24/4/44 with George Gwin, Co-pilot: Chas Dunfee, Navigator: Wilbur Minnich, Bombardier: Bob Reis, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Don Jones, Radio Operator: Gene Mitchell, Ball turret gunner: Neal Phillips, Waist gunner: Carl Kohn, Waist gunner: Elwood Dasher,Tail gunner: Roy Choate (10 Prisoner of War); ditched Channel off Calais, picked up by Germans. Missing Air Crew Report 4288.

Last updated: 27. August 2018


B-17 42-31176 / Flak Suit Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT George John (Jack) Gwinn POW
CP 2LT Charles Walter Dunfee Jr. POW
ENG/TT SGT Donald John Jones POW
RO S/SGT Eugene Vincent Mitchell POW
BT SGT Neal Dave Phillips POW
WG SGT Carl Jack Kohn POW
WG SGT Elwood Blaine Dasher POW
TG SGT Roy Clinton Choate Jr. POW
TOG SGT Robert Reis POW

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