History of the
B-17 #42-31640 / Miss Hettie

Delivered Denver 30/11/43; Paine 2/12/43; Kearney 23/12/43; Dallas 3/1/44; Morrison 5/1/44; Assigned 96BS/2BG Amendola 7/1/44; Missing in Action {11m} Steyr 24/2/44 with Jim McCord, Co-pilot: Harlan Wisner, Navigator: Allison Lunan, Bombardier: Don Gilmore, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Homer Cooley, Ball turret gunner: Saul Zafran, Waist gunner: Bill Payne, Waist gunner: Maynard Tingle[wia],Tail gunner: Ralph Edwards[wia] (9 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Jim Gatewood (KIA-died of wounds in Austrian hospital.); enemy aircraft and flak, crashed Wegesheid, Aus; four chutes seen; Missing Air Crew Report 2686. MISS HETTIE.

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