B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31580 / Merry Widow

B-17 #42-31580 / Merry Widowzoom_in



  • RCL: OR-A

MACR: 4579


History of
B-17 42-31580 / Merry Widow

Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; Paine Fd 27/11/43; Portland 3/12/43; Cheyenne 5/12/43; Kearney 12/12/43; Sth Bend 3/1/44; Grenier 8/1/44; Presque Is 12/1/44; Prestwick 15/1/44; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-A] Bassingbourn 29/1/44; Missing in Action Berlin 7/5/44 with Nenad Kovachevich, Co-pilot: Bill Thurman (2 Killed in Action); Navigator: Ed Wallner, Bombardier: Eleuterio Rodriguez, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Fred Parkins, Radio Operator: Ralph Liedke, Ball turret gunner: Don Pilcher, Waist gunner: Bernie Balletiere,Tail gunner: Bill Reynolds (7 Prisoner of War); flak #3 plus other damage, crashed Heidenau, SW of Hamburg, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 4579. MERRY WIDOW.

Last updated: 24. December 2019


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