B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31466 / Sitting Pretty

B-17 #42-31466 / Sitting Prettyzoom_in



  • RCL: CC-A

MACR: 5314 / KSU/ME/KU: 2068


History of
B-17 42-31466 / Sitting Pretty

Delivered Cheyenne 8/11/43; Gr Island 24/11/43; New Castle 4/12/43; Bangor 9/12/43; Assigned: 569BS/390BG [CC-A] Framlingham 5/1/44; MIA Leipzig 29/5/44 Pilot: Wallace Shymanski, Co-Pilot: Vernon Montrose, Navigator: Gordon Grip, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Alex Engleman, Ball Turret Gunner: Paul Goodling, Waist Gunner: Maynard Peterson, Tail Gunner: Dave Sullivan (7EVD); tog-Sgt Ken Dobson, Radio Operator: Tom Sanderson, Waist Gunner: Sol Goldstein (3POW)Enemy aircraft, #4 hit and feathered, right wing afire and tail damaged, went into spin and crashed La Briqueterie, N of Rochefort, three miles SE of Marche, Belgium. MACR 5314. SITTING PRETTY.

Last updated: 12. October 2020


B-17 42-31466 / Sitting Pretty Details

From MACR 5314

About 1215 hours near 5200 N – 1253 E, A/C #466 flying #6 position, High Squadron, 390th Group, fell out of formation with #4 engine feathered, right wind afire and tail damaged, after attack by enemy aircraft, one of which A/C #466 was observed to destroy. A/C turned over on its back and began to spin down. 1 chute seen


B-17 42-31466 / Sitting Pretty Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Wallace E. Shymanski EVD
CP 2LT Vernon A. Montrose EVD
ENG/TT S/SGT Alexander Engleman EVD
RO S/SGT Thomas E. Sanderson POW
BT S/SGT Paul E. Goodling EVD
WG S/SGT Solomon Goldstien POW
WG S/SGT Maynard L. Peterson EVD
TG S/SGT David C. Sullican EVD
TOG T/SGT Kenneth H. Dobson POW

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