B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31518 / Doolittle’s Doughboy’s

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31518 / Doolittle’s Doughboy’s


  • RCL: IY-G

MACR: 2437


History of
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.

Last updated: 6. January 2018


B-17 42-31518 / Doolittle’s Doughboy’s Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Edward T. Gardner KIA
CP 2LT George L. Carter POW
BOMB 2LT John L. Foster POW
ENG/TT S/SGT Dale W. Minard POW
RO SGT Fred Monnes KIA
BT S/SGT Peter J. Piazza POW
WG SGT Francis J. Durben POW
WG SGT Salvatore A. Trupia KIA
TG S/SGT Stephen R. Bosowski POW

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