B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31423 / Jigger Rooche aka Kraut Killer

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31423 / Jigger Rooche aka Kraut Killer


  • RCL: GN-M

MACR: 8168


History of
B-17 42-31423 / Jigger Rooche aka Kraut Killer

Delivered Cheyenne 2/11/43; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-M] Molesworth 14/1/44. Missing in Action Cologne 15/8/44 with: 6 Killed in Action: Pilot, Henry Clark; Co-pilot, Gilbert Vesey; Navigator, Ralph Davies; Bombardier, Earl Brosius; Flight engineer/top turret gunner, Harry Scott; Radio Operator, Fred Roswal. 3 Prisoner of War: Ball turret gunner, Chas Sikora; Waist gunner, Cyrus Cruttenden; Tail gunner, Edwin Bjorn. Enemy aircraft, exploded in flight, crashed between Oberkail & Steinborn, NE of Bitburg, Germany. Missing Air Crew Report 8168. JIGGER ROUCHE aka KRAUT KILLER.

Last updated: 13. September 2017


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