B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31539

B-17 #42-31539zoom_in



  • RCL: RD-O

MACR: 4821


History of
B-17 42-31539

Delivered Cheyenne 20/11/43; Gr Island 5/12/43; Romulus 16/12/43; Presque Is 19/12/43; Assigned 423BS/306BG [RD-O] Thurleigh 4/1/44; Missing in Action Erding 24/4/44; enemy aircraft KO’d #3 & #4, crash landed Neftenbach, Switz; Missing Air Crew Report 4821. 10 INT

Last updated: 24. March 2020


B-17 42-31539 Details

At approximately 1350 hours, near Augsburg, Germany. Lt. Ebert was hit by fighters; the No. 4 engine was windmilling and gasoline was leaking out of the right wing. No chutes were observed

1Lt. W. C. B. Koch


B-17 42-31539 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Dale Ebert INT
CP 2LT Kerneth J. Hall INT
BOMB 1LT Julius Tobias INT
ENG/TT T/SGT Kenneth N. Feltner INT
RO T/SGT Charles W. Hamby INT
BT S/SGT James B. Early INT
WG S/SGT James D. Stotts INT committed suicide by jumping from a hospital window, 16/10/44
WG S/SGT Ira E. Walker, Jr. INT
TG S/SGT Martin J. Knapp INT

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