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 / 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.


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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