B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31265

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31265


  • RCL: XR-X

MACR: 2382


History of
B-17 42-31265

Delivered Cheyenne 12/10/43; Gr Island 22/10/43; Wilmington 3/12/43; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-X] Thorpe Abbotts 14/12/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 10/2/44 with Dale Croft (Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Don Carr, Navigator: Des Laird, Bombardier: Farmer Rains, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Marion McMullen, Radio Operator: Winston Adkins, Ball turret gunner: Jack Bailey, Waist gunner: Jim Hellman, Waist gunner: John McKeever,Tail gunner: Marvin Rusten (9 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Eldagsen, S of Volksen, three miles E of Springe, 12 miles SW of Hanover, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 2382.

Last updated: 19. May 2017


B-17 42-31265 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Dale O. Croft KIA
CP 2LT Donald Carr POW
BOMB 2LT Farmer E. Rains POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Marion J. McMullen POW
RO T/SGT Winston Adkins POW
BT S/SGT Jack L. Bailey POW
WG S/SGT John J. McKeever POW
WG S/SGT Jerome A. Hellmann POW
TG S/SGT Marvin P. Rusten POW

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