B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31585 / Mount N‘ Ride

B-17 #42-31585 / Mount N‘ Ridezoom_in



  • RCL: OR-B

MACR: 3221


History of
B-17 42-31585 / Mount N‘ Ride

Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; Paine 28/11/43; Gt Falls 5/12/32; Cheyenne 7/12/43; Kearney 16/12/43; Oklahoma City 7/1/44; Kearney 12/1/44; Romulus 17/1/44; Grenier 18/1/44; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-B] Bassingbourne 1/2/44; Missing in Action Augsburg 16/3/44 with Doye Bradford, Co-pilot: Bob Mersereau, Navigator: Alby Trendell, Bombardier: Jack Athearn, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Hobart Peterson, Radio Operator: Norman Bunin, Ball turret gunner: Bob Modell, Waist gunner: Lucian Wright, Waist gunner: Nick Merletti,Tail gunner: Malcolm Bradt (10INT); flak KO’d #2 & #3, dropped behind and, force landed Dubendorf, Switz; Missing Air Crew Report 3221. Ret Burtonwood, UK. Salvaged 8/10/45. MOUNT ‘N RIDE.

Last updated: 28. February 2021


B-17 42-31585 / Mount N‘ Ride Details

Aircraft B-17G, 42-31585, at 1155 hours, 4754 N. – 1025 E, 19000 feet, had two (2) engines feathered and fell back out of formation, dropped its bombs and returned to formation. It then fell back out of formation again and turning south headed for Switzerland.

Source: MACR 3221

B-17 closest to camera is #42-31585 / Mount N‘ Ride

B-17 42-31585 / Mount N‘ Ride Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Doyle E. Bradford INT
CP 1LT Robert C. Mersereau INT
BOMB 2LT Jack M. Athearn INT
ENG/TT T/SGT Hobart P. Peterson INT
RO T/SGT Norman H. Bunin INT
BT S/SGT Robert L. Modell INT
WG S/SGT Lucian Wright INT
WG S/SGT Nicholas P. Merletti INT
TG S/SGT Malcom E. Brandt INT

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