B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31209 / Janie BB

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31209 / Janie BB


MACR: 2884

Missions: 19


History of
B-17 42-31209 / Janie BB

Delivered Cheyenne 5/10/43; Gr Island 17/10/43; Long Beach 23/11/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 26/11/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 30/1/44 with Morris Bianchi, Co-pilot: Tom Reese, Bombardier: Herb Kelley, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lloyd Norstrom, Radio Operator: Ed Caypless, Waist gunner: Jim Mason (6 Prisoner of War); Navigator: George Hornaday, Ball turret gunner: Normans Nichols, Waist gunner: Errol Wolf,Tail gunner: Jim Marshall (4 Killed in Action); flak KO’d two engines, crashed Sternshorn, near Lemfords, 11 miles S of Diepholz, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 2884.

Last updated: 4. July 2018


B-17 42-31209 / Janie BB Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P F/O Morris Paul Bianchi POW
CP 2LT Thomas Llewellyn Reese POW
BOMB 2LT Herbert Elmore Kelley POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Lloyd Raymond Nordstrom POW
RO T/SGT Edward Francis Claypless POW
BT S/SGT Norman Byland Nichols Jr. KIA
WG S/SGT James Kilpatrick Mason POW
WG S/SGT Errol Scott Wolf KIA
TG S/SGT James Hall Marshall Jr. KIA

Reply to Margaret Murphy's comment

Cancel reply