History of the
B-17 #42-31194 / Duchess of Dixie

Delivered Denver 30/9/43; Gr Island 19/10/43; Memphis 26/10/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 1/11/43; Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with Clarry Grindley, Navigator: Bob Fanning, Bombardier: Don Mecum, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Parker, Radio Operator: George Hockenberry,Tail gunner: Jim Johnson (6 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Eino Allander{wia, chute failed}, Ball turret gunner: Don Liebman(wia, arm amputated but died of heart attack 2/4/44}, Waist gunner: Selmer Thompson, Waist gunner: Bayne Tucker (4 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Schoeningsdorf, six miles W of Meppen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 3084. DUCHESS OF DIXIE.

Crew 42-31194 / Duchess of Dixie

P---Clarence Asbury Gridley Jr.POW
CP2LTEino Viljo AlanderKIA
BOMB2LTDonald F. MecumPOW
ENG/TTT/SGTJames Harry ParkerPOW
ROT/SGTGeorge Horace HockenberryPOW
BTS/SGTDonald Eugene LiebmanWIADiead on 4. April 1944
WGS/SGTBayne F. TuckerKIA
WGS/SGTSelmer ThompsonKIA
TGS/SGTJames William JohnsonPOW

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  1. von D.T. Johnson am 17. January 2018 22:26 Uhr

    My great uncle Bill Johnson was on board.


    • von b17flyingfortress.de am 17. January 2018 22:46 Uhr

      Thank you!
      I have added the crew list in a table.


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