B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31427 / Hip-De-Ditty!

B-17 #42-31427 / Hip-De-Ditty!zoom_in



  • RCL: WF-R

MACR: 4010


History of
B-17 42-31427 / Hip-De-Ditty!

Delivered Cheyenne 2/11/43; Assigned: 305BG Chelveston 21/12/43; MIA Stettin 11/4/44 Pilot: Calvin Vance, Co-Pilot: John Raedeke, Navigator: Bob Miller, Bombardier: Normand Blum, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Larry Bernier, Radio Operator: Marvin Hulsey, Ball Turret Gunner: Troy Little, Waist Gunner: Bob Bain, Waist Gunner: Clive Bishop, Tail Gunner: Bob Ostrander (10POW); Enemy aircraft KOd #1, gas tanks leaking, forced landing Teja, on Bornholm Is, in Baltic on way to Sweden; MACR 4010.

Last updated: 10. November 2019


B-17 42-31427 / Hip-De-Ditty! Details

Original photo description:
Lt. Herget and crew of the 305th Bomb Group, are shown beside the B-17 Flying Fortress “Hip-De-Ditty!”. 10 April 1944. England.

Because of this fact, the photo were take just one day before the B-17 failed to return from mission.

Other crew list:

1st Lt Calvin Vanee
1st Lt John W. Raedeke
2nd Lt Norman H. Blum
Lawrence Bernier
Iney Little
S/Sgt Morvin J. Hulsey
S/Sgt Robert Ostrander
Albert H. Miller
S/Sgt Clive Bishop
S/Sgt Robert Bain

As you see, Bob Miller and Troy Little ist missing on this list.
Instead these both, on crew list below there are the names of Albert H. Miller and Iney Little.
Morvin J. Hulsey is listed as Marvin J. Hulsey.


B-17 42-31427 / Hip-De-Ditty! Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Calvin Vance POW
CP 1LT John Raedeke POW
BOMB 2LT Normand Blum POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Larry Bernier POW
RO S/SGT Marvin Hulsey POW
BT S/SGT Troy Little POW
WG S/SGT Clive Bishop POW
TG S/SGT Bob Ostrander POW

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