B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31561 / Just Elmer’s Tune

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  • RCL: OE-Z

MACR: 2644


History of
B-17 42-31561 / Just Elmer’s Tune

Delivered Denver 24/11/43; Kearney 11/12/43; Romulus 17/12/43; Presque Is 20/12/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-Z] Horham 24/12/43; 11m, Missing in Action Rostock 24/2/44 with Elmer Costales, Co-pilot: Steve Kish, Bombardier: Lars Skoug, Radio Operator: Lester Seeling, Ball turret gunner: Bob Joyce, Waist gunner: Leaman McCulloch, Waist gunner: Norman Carnie,Tail gunner: Edwin Hays (8 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Cliff Sahner, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Peckacek (2 Killed in Action); flak hit #1 and stabilizer damaged, dropped behind and crash landed Oster Hojst, S of Logumkloster, Den. Missing Air Crew Report 2644. JUST ELMER’S TUNE.

Last updated: 9. March 2019


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B-17 42-31561 / Just Elmer’s Tune Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Elmer J. Costales POW Hit in his right lung
CP 2LT Steve A. Kish POW Hit in his right leg
BOMB 2LT Lars E. Skoug POW Hit in the legs
ENG/TT T/SGT George F. Pechaceh KIA parachute not deployed
RO T/SGT Lester W. Seelig POW
BT S/SGT Robert J. Joyse POW
WG S/SGT Leamon E. McCulloch POW
WG S/SGT Norman M. Carnie POW
TG S/SGT Edwin W. Hays POW

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