B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31486

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31486

Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: SC-Y

MACR: 2272

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History of
B-17 42-31486

Delivered Cheyenne 12/11/43; Kearney 27/11/43; Prestwick 6/12/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-Y] Deenethorpe 14/1/44; Missing in Action Frankfurt 29/1/44 with John Tannahill, Co-pilot: Harry Selby, Navigator: Ed Harris, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Pat Powers, Radio Operator: Harry Roark, Ball turret gunner: Harley Kennemer, Waist gunner: Weldon Martin, Tail gunner: Larry Freeman (8 Killed in Action); Bombardier: Bill Frye (blown out when ship exploded), Waist gunner: Tom Brennan (2 Prisoner of War); Enemy aircraft, crashed Oberndorf, 18 miles N of Kaiserlautern, Germany; Missing Air Crew Report 2272.

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B-17 42-31486 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT John Tannahill Jr. KIA
CP 2LT Harry E. Selby KIA
BOMB 2LT William C. Frye Jr. POW
ENG/TT S/SGT Patrick J. Powers KIA
RO S/SGT Harold M. Roak KIA
BT SGT Harley B. Kennemer KIA
WG SGT Weldon G. Martin KIA
WG SGT Thomas E. Brennan POW
TG SGT Lawrence R. Freeman KIA

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