History of the
B-17 #42-31240 / Shack Job

Delivered Cheyenne 7/10/43; Gr Island 22/10/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 2/11/43; Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with John McLaughlin, Co-pilot: George Keller, Navigator: Alan Wallis, Bombardier: Joe Storamy, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim McClure, Radio Operator: Frank Moneau, Ball turret gunner: Louis Birt, Waist gunner: John Black, Waist gunner: Bill Taylor,Tail gunner: Walt Lackey (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, vcrew bailed but ship flew on for 50 miles, crashed two miles E of Reinselen near Soltau railroad, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 3086. SHACK JOB.

Crew 42-31240 / Shack Job

P2LTJohn William McLaughlinPOW
CP2LTGeorge Randy KellerPOW
BOMB2LTJoseph Peter StomianyPOW
ROT/SGTFrank Davis MoneauPOW
BTS/SGTLouis Samuel BirtPOW
WGS/SGTJohn Edward BlackPOW
WGS/SGTWilliam Vannah TaylorPOW
TGS/SGTWalter Lee LackeyPOW

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  1. von Leslie Hensley am 11. November 2018 20:05 Uhr

    My Dad was the bombardier….JP Stomiany


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