History of the
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.

Crew 42-3138 / Eight Ball

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
P2LTBurrel F. NewmanKIA
CP2LTJohn D. CullerKIA
BOMB2LTThomas B. Kelly, JrPOW
ENG/TTS/SGTLeo A. GauthierKIA
ROS/SGTEdward E. HyvonenKIA
BTS/SGTJames T. GriffinKIA
WGT/SGTHarold C. DudleyKIA
WGS/SGTJoseph V. ButterfieldKIA
TGS/SGTRaymond D. LautersPOW

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  1. von Christina Smith Gevorgian am 09. June 2019 21:14 Uhr

    Do you have any information on 527th 379th 2nd combat mission a/c 42-3148

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