B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31184 / Old Crow

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31184 / Old Crow


  • RCL: IR-E

MACR: 4295


History of
B-17 42-31184 / Old Crow

Delivered Cheyenne 29/9/43; Harvard 14/10/43; Assigned 388BG Gt Ashfield 18/11/43; transferred 711BS/447BG [IR-E] Rattlesden 1/44; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 13/4/44 with Harry Kruezer, Co-pilot: Larry Koenig, Navigator: Bert Lynn, Bombardier: Clyde Collins, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Rossi, Radio Operator: Bob Tompkins, Ball turret gunner: Bob Gordon, Waist gunner: Earl Berry, Waist gunner: Tony Shidek,Tail gunner: Frank Lanman (10INT); flak KOd #3, crew bailed, ship shot down by Swiss fighters, crashed Siebnen on Lake Obersee, Switz. Missing Air Crew Report 4295. OLD CROW.

Last updated: 10. August 2018


B-17 42-31184 / Old Crow Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Harold L. Kreuzer INT
CP 2LT Lawrence P. Koenig INT
BOMB 2LT Clyde V. Collins INT
ENG/TT T/SGT Joseph R. Rossi INT
RO T/SGT Robert V. Tompkins INT
BT S/SGT Robert G. Gordon INT
WG S/SGT Earl E. Berry INT
WG S/SGT Anthony J. Shidek INT
TG S/SGT Frank L. Lanman INT

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