B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31540 / Miss Donna Mae II

B-17 #42-31540 / Miss Donna Mae IIzoom_in



  • RCL: QE-A

MACR: 4946 / KSU/ME/KU: 1892


History of
B-17 42-31540 / Miss Donna Mae II

Delivered Cheyenne 16/11/43; Kearney 3/12/43; Cleveland 9/12/43; Syracuse 11/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; Prestwick 19/12/43; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-A] Rougham 20/12/43; Missing in Action Berlin 19/5/44 with Marion Reid, Co-pilot: Lew Carter, Navigator: Roger Tessier, Bombardier: Stan Duffield, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lee Kieffer, Radio Operator: John Boone, Ball turret gunner: Ludwig Huth, Waist gunner: Jim Kalahar, Waist gunner: Dick Brennan,Tail gunner: Willard Christensen, obs-T/Sgt John Davis (11 Killed in Action); hit by bombs from 42-97791 (94BG) above knocking off left horizontal stabilizer, then wing broke off as it spun to earth, crashed Oderbergerstrasse, Berlin, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 4946. MISS DONNA MAE.

Last updated: 22. February 2020


B-17 42-31540 / Miss Donna Mae II Details

Was hit by a 1000 lb bomb of the B-17 #42-97791 ‘Trudy‘ and going down. All 11 crew member were killed.


B-17 42-31540 / Miss Donna Mae II Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Marion U. Reid KIA
CP 2LT Lewis T. Carter KIA
BOMB 2LT Stanley D. Duffield KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT Lee Z. Kieffer KIA
RO T/SGT John F. Boone KIA
BT S/SGT Ludwig H. Huth KIA
WG S/SGT James A. Kalahar KIA
WG S/SGT Richard E. Brennan KIA
TG S/SGT Willard M. Christensen KIA
--- T/SGT John B. Davis KIA RO

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