B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31552 / My Buddy

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31552 / My Buddy

Manufacturer:
Boeing

MACR: 6926

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History of
B-17 42-31552 / My Buddy

Delivered Denver 21/11/43; Gt Falls 25/11/43; Wendover 12/12/43; Assigned 748BS/457BG [ -H] Glatton 26/1/44; damaged in return from mission crash landed base 4/5/44 Waist gunner: Edwin Waggoner (Killed in Service– in the crash); Missing in Action Munich 12/7/44 with Gerald Kerr, Co-pilot: Art Lindskoog, Navigator: Ed Schilling, Bombardier: Milton Levine (4 Killed in Action); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ernie Hegedus, Ball turret gunner: Sam Younger, Waist gunner: Harry Ahlfors,Tail gunner: Don Boyle (4 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Leon Finneran (INT); flak KO’d two engines, then a third was lost and bail out order readied, crashed Pratigau, near Davos, Switz; Missing Air Crew Report 6926. MY BUDDY.

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B-17 42-31552 / My Buddy Crew

PositionRankNameStatusNote
P2LTGerald L. KerrKIA
CP2LTArthur H. LindskoogKIA
BOMB2LTMelvin L. LevineKIA
ENG/TTT/SGTLeon FinneraINT
ROT/SGTErnest J. HegedusPOW
BTS/SGTSamuel P. Younger, Jr.POW
WGS/SGTHarold E. AhlforsPOW
TGS/SGTDonald B. BoylePOW

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