B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31499 / Susan Ruth

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31499 / Susan Ruth


MACR: 2493


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B-17 42-31499 / Susan Ruth

Delivered Cheyenne 13/11/43; Kearney 1/12/43; Romulus 11/12/43; Grenier 12/12/43; Presque Is 14/12/43; Assigned: 369BS/306BG Thurleigh 21/1/44; MIA Frankfurt 8/2/44 Pilot: Howard Snyder{joined Maquis, ret UK Oct ’44}, Tail Gunner: Bill Slenker{wia, landed Signe La Petite and remained in area until liberated by US troops} (2EVD); Co-Pilot: George Eike, Navigator: Bob Benninger, Bombardier: Rich Daniels, Radio Operator: Ross Kahler, Ball Turret Gunner: Louis Colwart, Waist Gunner: John Pindroch (6KIS-all shot one by one after interrogation, Germany. an CO, executed after war); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Roy Holbert, Waist Gunner: Joe Musial{formerly w/13AF in Pacific TO} (2POW); hit by Fw 190s, crashed Macquenoise, Belgium. MACR 2493.

Last updated: 28. February 2019


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