B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31443 / Friday The 13th

B-17 #42-31443 / Friday The 13thzoom_in



  • RCL: VE-M

MACR: 2930

Missions: 7


History of
B-17 42-31443 / Friday The 13th

Delivered Cheyenne 5/11/43; Gt falls 6/11/43; Billings 7/11/43; Cheyenne 16/11/43; Kearney 17/11/43; Topeka 29/11/43; Romulus 30/11/43; Syracuse 3/12/43; Bangor 4/12/43; Assigned 532BS/381BG [VE-M] Ridgewell 6/1/44; Missing in Action 7m Oschersleben 22/2/44 with Francis Flaherty, Co-pilot: John Hoffer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Notra Bright, Ball turret gunner: Burling Larson, Waist gunner: Henry Krzyak,Tail gunner: Art Butler (6 Killed in Action); Navigator: Russ Austin, Bombardier: Bill Farrell, Radio Operator: John Roe, Waist gunner: Casimir Bukowski (4 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Brake-Senne, near Bielefeld, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 2930. FRIDAY THE 13TH.

Last updated: 8. August 2018


B-17 42-31443 / Friday The 13th Details

Shot down by Werner Gerth in his Fw 190 A-8/R-2, s/n (Werknummer) 682057.


B-17 42-31443 / Friday The 13th Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Francis J. Flaherty KIA
CP 2LT John I. Hoffer KIA
BOMB 2LT William R. Farrell POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Notra J. Bright KIA
RO T/SGT John P. Roe POW
BT S/SGT Burling Larson KIA
WG S/SGT Casimer L. Bukowski POW
WG S/SGT Henry R. Krzyzak KIA
TG S/SGT Arthur N. Butler KIA

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