B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31663 / Tag-A-Long

B-17 #42-31663 / Tag-A-Longzoom_in



  • RCL: LF-G

MACR: 10354 / KSU/ME/KU: 1099A


History of
B-17 42-31663 / Tag-A-Long

Delivered Denver 3/12/43; Boise 5/12/43; Denver 6/12/43; Kearney 17/12/43; Romulus 2/1/44; Grenier 8/1/44; Presque Is 10/1/44; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-G] Kimbolton 2/2/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 8/11/44 with Gerald Duffy (Killed in Action); Keith Foster, Jim Cheney, Joe Flisnick, Dick Lehmann, Chas Herbison, Bill MacHulsky, Jim Kennedy, Doug Griffin (8 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Merseburg; Missing Air Crew Report 10354. TAG-A-LONG.

Last updated: 9. September 2020


B-17 42-31663 / Tag-A-Long Details

No. 4 engine feathered. Lt. Duffy called for fighter support and headed back toward Holland, losing altitude and falling behind formation. Crashed in vicinity of Arcen, Holland.


B-17 42-31663 / Tag-A-Long Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Gerald J. Duffy KIA
CP 2LT Keith E. Foster POW
BOMB 2LT Joseph W. Flisnick POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Richard E. Lehmann POW
RO S/SGT Charles R. Herbison POW
BT S/SGT William V. Machulsky POW
WG S/SGT James D. Kennedy, Jr. POW
TG S/SGT Douglas L. Griffin POW

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