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.


B-17 42-31265 Crew

P2LTDale O. CroftKIA
CP2LTDonald CarrPOW
BOMB2LTFarmer E. RainsPOW
ENG/TTT/SGTMarion J. McMullenPOW
ROT/SGTWinston AdkinsPOW
BTS/SGTJack L. BaileyPOW
WGS/SGTJohn J. McKeeverPOW
WGS/SGTJerome A. HellmannPOW
TGS/SGTMarvin P. RustenPOW

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