B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31498 / Passionate Witch II

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31498 / Passionate Witch II


  • RCL: QE-X

MACR: 4467


History of
B-17 42-31498 / Passionate Witch II

Delivered Cheyenne 12/11/43; Kearney 1/12/43; Wilmington 9/12/43; Presque Is 12/12/43; Assigned: 331BS/94BG [QE-X] Rougham 16/12/43; MIA Berlin 29/4/44 Pilot: Ken Chiem, Co-Pilot: Dominic Guadiomonte, Navigator: Alf Weinberg, Bombardier: Marion Gordy, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Stan Janisek, Radio Operator: Vernon Sovia, Ball Turret Gunner: Jack Parker, Waist Gunner: Dennis Nicklin, Tail Gunner: Oscar Gibson (9POW); Waist Gunner: Gene Powell (KIA-chute failed), flak damage caused crew to bale out Herzberg, but ship flew on for another 100 miles, crashed Hassenberg, nine miles E of Coburg, Germany. MACR 4467. PASSIONATE WITCH II.

Last updated: 17. March 2019


B-17 42-31498 / Passionate Witch II Details

The book “From Marianna to Moosburg” said, crash site is Hassenhausen.


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