B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31557

B-17 #42-31557zoom_in



  • RCL: IN-R

MACR: 5308 / KSU/ME/KU: 2020

Missions: 5


History of
B-17 42-31557

Delivered Denver 21/11/43; Kearney 5/12/43; Presque Is 20/12/43; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-R] Deenethorpe 21/1/44; Missing in Action Dessau 28/5/44 with Walter Keith, Bombardier: Norman Weiss, Radio Operator: Art Mahler, Waist gunner: Merle Barnes,Tail gunner: Vic D’Agostino (5 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: John Maloney, Navigator: Jack Priest, Ball turret gunner: Pete Beckowitz, Waist gunner: Leo Cass (4 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft KOd #2 and oxygen, crashed five miles S of Wiessenburg, 17 miles NE of Dessau, Ger; MACR 5308.

Last updated: 2. April 2020


B-17 42-31557 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Walter Burton Keith, Jr. POW
CP 2LT James John Maloney KIA
BOMB 2LT Norman Weiss POW
ENG/TT S/SGT James Elwood Wells POW
RO CPL Arthur Peter Mahler POW
BT SGT Peter Beckowitz KIA
WG SGT Merle Edward Barnes POW
WG SGT Leo Carl Cass KIA
TG SGT Victor D'Agostino POW

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