History of the
B-17 #42-31518 / Doolittle’s Doughboy’s

Delivered Denver 17/11/43; Kearney 3/12/43; Cincinnati 9/12/43; Rome 11/12/43; Presque Is 14/12/43; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-G] Deenethorpe 1/2/44; Missing in Action Leipzig 20/2/44 with Ed Gardner{found Pilz, near Gommern – bailed too low, 12/3/44} Radio Operator: Fred Monnes, Waist gunner: Sal Trupia (3 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: George Carter, Navigator: Carroll Gouger, Bombardier: John Foster, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dale Minard, Ball turret gunner: Pete Piazza, Waist gunner: Francis Durben,Tail gunner: Steve Bosowski (7 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed between Pechau & Wahlitz, six miles E of Magdeburg, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 2437. DOOLITTLE’S DOUGHBOYS.

Crew 42-31518 / Doolittle’s Doughboy’s

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
P2LTEdward T. GardnerKIA
CP2LTGeorge L. CarterPOW
BOMB2LTJohn L. FosterPOW
ENG/TTS/SGTDale W. MinardPOW
ROSGTFred MonnesKIA
BTS/SGTPeter J. PiazzaPOW
WGSGTFrancis J. DurbenPOW
WGSGTSalvatore A. TrupiaKIA
TGS/SGTStephen R. BosowskiPOW

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