B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31194 / Duchess of Dixie

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31194 / Duchess of Dixie


MACR: 3084


History of
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.

Last updated: 17. January 2018


B-17 42-31194 / Duchess of Dixie Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P --- Clarence Asbury Gridley Jr. POW
CP 2LT Eino Viljo Alander KIA
BOMB 2LT Donald F. Mecum POW
ENG/TT T/SGT James Harry Parker POW
RO T/SGT George Horace Hockenberry POW
BT S/SGT Donald Eugene Liebman WIA Diead on 4. April 1944
WG S/SGT Bayne F. Tucker KIA
WG S/SGT Selmer Thompson KIA
TG S/SGT James William Johnson POW

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