History of the
B-17 #42-31331 / Mon Tete Rouge aka Tina Tangerine

Delivered Cheyenne 25/10/43; Walla Walla 6/11/43; Assigned: 731BS/452BG Deopham Green; MIA Berlin 8/3/44 Pilot: Glenn Butterworth, Co-Pilot: Joe Schaller, Navigator: Chas Mueller, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jim Mullany, Radio Operator: Fred Thibodeau, Ball Turret Gunner: John Leatherbury, Waist Gunner: Milton Knedler, Waist Gunner: Andy VanOver, Tail Gunner: Marlin Monson (9POW); Bombardier: Orville Robertson (KIA); Enemy aircraft KO’d #3 then shattered cockpit, crash-landed on bank of River Weser, near Nienburg, Germany. MACR 3190. MON TETE ROUGE aka TINA TANGERINE.

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  1. von Mark Mueller am 19. May 2019 16:16 Uhr

    The Mon Tete Rouge was not also known as Tangerine. I believe the crew , my father was the navigator, Charles Mueller, had flown the Mon Tete Rouge previously and it was damaged. When they flew their last mission, it was dark and they assumed their plane was repaired and they flew their last mission to bomb Berlin. The Mon Tete Rouge had not been repaired in time and they were switched to the Tangerinre, unbeknownst to the crew. They were shot down and became POWs. My father was sent to Staalag luft III (of The Great Escape fame) before being sent to Stalag VII near Moosburg, where they were liberated by Patton


    • von Keith knedler am 09. September 2019 2:18 Uhr

      My father Milton knedler was also on that flight. Don’t know if crews were kept together but he was on luftstalag 6


  2. von Keith knedler am 09. September 2019 2:09 Uhr

    My father Milton knedler was also on that plane and was taken to luftstalag 6. I don’t know if crews were kept together


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