B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31521 / Badland Bat

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31521	/ Badland Bat


  • RCL: IY-M

MACR: 4346


History of
B-17 42-31521 / Badland Bat

Delivered Denver 16/11/43; Gt Falls 25/11/43; Kearney 17/12/43; Romulus 9/1/44; Presque Is 13/1/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-M] Deenethorpe 1/2/44; Missing in Action Berlin 29/4/44 with Capt George Gould, Co-pilot: Frank Linc, Navigator: Bob Lotz, Bombardier: Jay Wade, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Gould, Radio Operator: Hugh Reddy, Ball turret gunner: Chas Warlow, Waist gunner: Jim McCaha{wia to foot, taken to hospital and repatriated before end of war} , Waist gunner: Ralph Meeks,Tail gunner: John Cumpson (10 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed two miles E of Platendorf, near Gifhorn, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 4346. BADLAND BAT.

Last updated: 19. May 2017


B-17 42-31521 / Badland Bat Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P CPT George Gould POW
CP 2LT Frank Linc POW
BOMB 2LT Robert F. Lotz POW
ENG/TT S/SGT George F. Gould POW
RO S/SGT Hugh D. Reddy POW
BT S/SGT Charles R. Warlow POW
WG SGT James H. McGaha POW
WG SGT Ralph W. Meeks POW
TG SGT John A. Cumpson POW

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