History of the
B-17 #42-31696

Delivered Cheyenne 6/12/43; Kearney 17/12/43; New Castle 30/12/43; Presque Is 7/1/44; Assigned 535BS/381BG [MS- ] Ridgewell 20/2/44; Missing in Action {1m} Oschersleben 22/2/44 with Henry Hustedt, Co-pilot: Keith Mauzy, Navigator: Oral Hert, Bombardier: Stan Inglis, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Art Tell, Ball turret gunner: Rocco Russo, Waist gunner: Vito Kuracina,Tail gunner: Bob Pingel (8 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Abelardo Rodriguez, Waist gunner: Leslie Hanna (2KIA-both killed before bale out); enemy aircraft, crashed Sandebeck, 25 miles SE of Bielefeld, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 2932.

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