B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31258 / Lucky Strike

B-17 #42-31258 / Lucky Strikezoom_in



  • RCL: BG-J

MACR: 3648

Missions: 36


History of
B-17 42-31258 / Lucky Strike

Delivered Cheyenne 12/10/43; Gr Island 24/10/43; Wilmington 4/11/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-J] Horham 11/11/43; 36m, Missing in Action Brussels 10/4/44 with Ron Thompson, Co-pilot: Blaine Manahan, Navigator: Everett Enstrom, Waist gunner: Bob Moedebeck (4 Killed in Action); Bombardier: John Hedlund, Radio Operator: Grady Justice, Ball turret gunner: Bill Dearing, Waist gunner: Jim Hanrahan (4 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Cliff Golke,Tail gunner: Cletus Hard (2 evaded capture); shot down by Me 109 mid air explosion, crashed Ercis, nine miles W of Creil, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 3648. LUCKY STRIKE.

Last updated: 22. May 2018


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