B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31508 / Command Performance

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31508 / Command Performance


  • RCL: IN-Q

MACR: 3938


History of
B-17 42-31508 / Command Performance

Delivered Denver 12/11/43; Kearney 27/11/43; RAF Valley 7/12/43; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-Q] Deenethorpe 21/1/44; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 13/4/44 with Alf Vokaty, Co-pilot: Bill Cambrell, Navigator: Shea Schacter, Bombardier: Chas Strode, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Boros, Radio Operator: Ron Halpin, Ball turret gunner: Howard Crull, Waist gunner: John Campbell (8 Prisoner of War); Waist gunner: Roy Sanders,Tail gunner: Warren Canter (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft set #2 on fire, then gas tanks, crashed Kaiburg, four miles E of Aschaffenburg, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 3938. COMMAND PERFORMANCE.

Last updated: 20. June 2018


B-17 42-31508 / Command Performance Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Alfred B. Vokaty POW
CP 2LT William M. Gambrell Jr. POW
BOMB 1LT Charles R. Strode POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Joseph J. Boros POW
RO T/SGT Ronald C. Halpin POW
BT S/SGT Howard M. Crull POW
WG S/SGT Roy G. Sanders KIA
WG S/SGT John F. Campbell POW
TG S/SGT Warren M. Canter KIA

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