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

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

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Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: QE-A

MACR: 4946 / KU: 1892

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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.

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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.

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

PositionRankNameStatusNote
P1LTMarion U. ReidKIA
CP2LTLewis T. CarterKIA
BOMB2LTStanley D. DuffieldKIA
ENG/TTT/SGTLee Z. KiefferKIA
ROT/SGTJohn F. BooneKIA
BTS/SGTLudwig H. HuthKIA
WGS/SGTJames A. KalaharKIA
WGS/SGTRichard E. BrennanKIA
TGS/SGTWillard M. ChristensenKIA
---T/SGTJohn B. DavisKIARO

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