B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31526 / Lil’ Butch aka Sweet Anna

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31526 / Lil’ Butch aka Sweet Anna


  • RCL: GN-V

MACR: 1682 / KSU/ME/KU: AV 1419

Missions: 1


History of
B-17 42-31526 / Lil’ Butch aka Sweet Anna

Delivered Denver 17/11/43; Kearney 1/12/43; Presque Is 10/12/43; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-V] Molesworth 1/1/44 LIL’ BUTCH; {1m} Missing in Action Keil 4/1/44 with Fred Humphreys, Co-pilot: Jim Clemons, Navigator: Harry Hladun, Bombardier: Burnie Mire, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Fred Janisch, Radio Operator: Arthur Woods, Ball turret gunner: Madison Ross, Waist gunner: Melvin Dare, Waist gunner: Ed Madak,Tail gunner: Bill Sparks (10 Killed in Action); German Navy flak damage and down west of Heligoland Is. Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1682. SWEET ANNA.

Last updated: 11. July 2020


B-17 42-31526 / Lil’ Butch aka Sweet Anna Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Fred C. Humphreys KIA
CP 2LT James H. Clemons KIA
BOMB 2LT Burnie N. Mire KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT Ferdinand J. Janisch KIA
RO T/SGT Arthur H. Woods KIA
BT S/SGT Madison H. Ross KIA
WG S/SGT Melvin M. Dare KIA
WG S/SGT Edward P. Madak KIA
TG S/SGT William C. Sparks. KIA

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