B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31634 / Texas Chubby – The J’ville Jolter

B-17 #42-31634 / Texas Chubby – The J’ville Jolterzoom_in



  • RCL: LG-O

MACR: 8184 / KSU/ME/KU: 926 A

Missions: 50


History of
B-17 42-31634 / Texas Chubby – The J’ville Jolter

Delivered Cheyenne 1/12/43; Portland 3/12/43; Boise 5/12/43; Kearney 16/12/43; Ft Wayne 25/12/43; Grenier 27/12/43; Presque Is 3/1/44; Assigned: 322BS/91BG [LG-O] Bassingbourn 23/1/44; MIA {50m} Halle 16/8/44 Pilot: Halstead Sherrill, Co-Pilot: Bill Gilligan, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Vernon Bauerline, Ball Turret Gunner: Enrique Perez, Waist Gunner: Joe Morrison (5KIA); Navigator: Bill Porter, Bombardier: Nick Weber, Radio Operator: Dick Munkwitz, Tail Gunner: Chester Mis (4POW); Enemy aircraft riddled fuselage, exploded and crashed Kichenberg, Germany. MACR 8184. TEXAS CHUBBY – THE J’VILLE JOLTER.

Last updated: 19. September 2020


B-17 42-31634 / Texas Chubby – The J’ville Jolter Details

Aircraft B-17-G, 42-31634, was one of six (6) aircraft Missing in Action 16 August 1944, on mission to Halle, Germany. This group was attacked by approximately twenty-five (25) enemy fighters at 1000 hours, altitude 25400 feet, East of Eisenach, Germany. During this attack, which lasted 20 or 30 seconds, four (4) of our aircraft were seen to have been shot down. At this time the only fighter attack made on this group it is presumed by the headquarters that subject aircraft was also lost at this time. No eyewitness statement is available.

Source: MACR 8184


B-17 42-31634 / Texas Chubby – The J’ville Jolter Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Halstead Sherrill KIA
CP 2LT Frank J. Gilligan POW
BOMB 2LT Nicholas J. Weber KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT Vernon E. Bauerline KIA
RO S/SGT Richard J. Munkwitz POW
BT S/SGT Enrique T. Perez KIA
WG S/SGT Joseph R. Morrison KIA
TG S/SGT Chester W. Mis POW

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