History of the
B-17 #42-31607 / Rose Olive

Delivered Cheyenne 27/11/43; Wendover 12/10/43; Presque Is 19/1/44; Assigned 748BS/457BG [B] Glatton 23/2/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 12/5/44 with John Akers, Co-pilot: Chas Scott, Navigator: Lloyd Dell, Bombardier: Leo Kruszinski, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ed White, Radio Operator: Bob Marsteller, Ball turret gunner: Austin Moore, Waist gunner: Harry Peterman, Waist gunner: Chris Milgo,Tail gunner: Wallace Taft (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Naunheim/Eifel, six miles SE of Mayen, SW of Koblenz, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 4800. ROSE OLIVE.

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  1. von Oliver Akers am 24. October 2017 21:48 Uhr

    My grandfather flew this plane. s/n: 42-31607 awarded the bronze star, looking for any information I can find about his story.


    • von b17flyingfortress.de am 24. October 2017 22:32 Uhr

      Hi Oliver, is the name of your grandfather John Akers?


  2. von Oliver Akers am 12. November 2019 17:26 Uhr

    Yes that is correct.


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