B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31240 / Shack Job

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31240 / Shack Job


MACR: 3086


History of
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, crew 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.

Last updated: 25. September 2019


B-17 42-31240 / Shack Job Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT John William McLaughlin POW
CP 2LT George Randy Keller POW
BOMB 2LT Joseph Peter Stomiany POW
ENG/TT T/SGT James F. McClure POW
RO T/SGT Frank Davis Moneau POW
BT S/SGT Louis Samuel Birt POW
WG S/SGT John Edward Black POW
WG S/SGT William Vannah Taylor POW
TG S/SGT Walter Lee Lackey POW

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