B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-3138 / Eight Ball

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3138 / Eight Ball


  • RCL: FO-M

MACR: 1357


History of
B-17 42-3138 / Eight Ball

Delivered Cheyenne 22/2/443; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-M] Dow Fd 13/4/43; Kimbolton 30/5/43; Missing in Action Wilhelmshafen 11/6/43 with Burrel Newman, Co-pilot: John Culler, Navigator: George Jackson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Leo Gauthier, Radio Operator: Ed Hyvonen{body recovered from mud flats 19/7/43}, Ball turret gunner: Jim Griffin, Waist gunner: Harry Dudley, Waist gunner: Joe Butterfield (8 Killed in Action); Bombardier: Tom Kelley,Tail gunner: Ray Lauters (2 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed low watermark at Tossens, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1357.

Last updated: 10. April 2018


B-17 42-3138 / Eight Ball Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Burrel F. Newman KIA
CP 2LT John D. Culler KIA
BOMB 2LT Thomas B. Kelly, Jr POW
ENG/TT S/SGT Leo A. Gauthier KIA
RO S/SGT Edward E. Hyvonen KIA
BT S/SGT James T. Griffin KIA
WG T/SGT Harold C. Dudley KIA
WG S/SGT Joseph V. Butterfield KIA
TG S/SGT Raymond D. Lauters POW

Christina Smith Gevorgian
09. June 2019 access_time 21:14

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