History of the
B-17 #42-31494

Delivered Cheyenne 11/11/43; Kearney 27/11/43; Prestwick 6/12/43; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY- ] Podington 31/12/43; battle damaged Frankfurt 4/2/44 with Winslow Read, Co-pilot: Jim Prior, Navigator: Jim Grimmett, Bombardier: Harry Atamian, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ramsey Longbotham, Radio Operator: Chas Brazda (6 Killed in Service); Ball turret gunner: Carroll Hewitt, Waist gunner: Joe Hawkins, Waist gunner: Jim Barkley,Tail gunner: Alex Phillips (4RTD-seriously hurt); two engines feathered on return, sudden surge of power put aircraft in roll and crash landed Matching Green A/fd, Essex, UK. Salvaged AFSC 6/2/44.

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