B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31505 / Miss Cue

B-17 #42-31505 / Miss Cuezoom_in



  • RCL: D

MACR: 11151


History of
B-17 42-31505 / Miss Cue

Delivered Denver 16/11/43; Gt Falls 25/11/43; Denver 9/12/43; Wendover 11/12/43; Grenier 19/1/44; Assigned 751BS/457BG [D] Glatton 26/1/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 30/11/44 with Frechette, crew OK, except togg-Ward Price (Killed in Action); flak, crash near Koblenz, Germany; Missing Air Crew Report 11151. MISS CUE.

Last updated: 16. February 2021


B-17 42-31505 / Miss Cue Details

Moderate to intense, accurate flak was encountered at the target. There was no enemy aircraft opposition. Extend of damage unknown. Flak reported to have burst near the aircraft. Aircraft dropped its bombs, then dived down with number three engine smoking.

Source: MACR 11151


B-17 42-31505 / Miss Cue Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Joseph C. Frechette POW
CP 2LT Norman W. Hanson POW
ENG/TT SGT Granville F. Billingsley POW
RO SGT Walter B. Lander POW
BT SGT James F. Hedgecok, Jr. POW
WG SGT Salvatore Mastrantonio POW
TG SGT Clarence R. Sheppard POW
TOG SGT Ward C. Price KIA Chute failure

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