History of the
B-17 #42-31357 / Our Desire

Delivered Cheyenne 25/10/43; Gr Island 3/11/43; Romulus 12/11/43; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-N] Ridgewell 11/12/43; on mission to Achmer 21/2/44 Pilot: George McIntosh; Navigator: Allen Bergreen, Bombardier: Bill Piekarski baled out and became POWs; MIA {10m} Schweinfurt 13/4/44 w/Jim Mullane, Co-Pilot: Pax Sherwood, n-Pat O’Phelan, b-John Kirby, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ed Stahlke, Radio Operator: Bob Kettlety, Ball Turret Gunner: Thaddeus Tarczynski, Waist Gunner: Lew Sparrow, Tail Gunner: Frank Troxler (9POW); flak ko’d #3, lost altitude and another engine caught fire, eventually ship exploded and crashed Klosterkumbd, four miles N of Simmern/Hunsruck, 22 miles S of Koblenz, Germany. MACR 3865. OUR DESIRE.

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