B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31724

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31724

Manufacturer:
Boeing

MACR: 4174

Missions: 22

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History of
B-17 42-31724

Delivered Denver 10/12/43; Kearney 29/12/43; Oklahoma City 11/1/44; Kearney 16/1/44; Assigned: 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 18/1/44; MIA Hamm 22/4/44 Pilot: Tom Gilleran, Co-Pilot: Henry Mamlock, Navigator: Dick Lazarus, Bombardier: Lou Wigdorwitz, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas McHugh, Radio Operator: Harley Tuck, Ball Turret Gunner: M.D. Harris, Waist Gunner: Fred Hawley, Waist Gunner: Gene Kealer, Tail Gunner: Don Worley (10POW); flak hits set ship ablaze, crew baled, ship crashed Oberenste, five miles SE of Werl, Germany. MACR 4174.

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B-17 42-31724 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Thomas W. Gilleran POW
CP 2LT Henry E. Mamlock POW
BOMB 2LT Louis T. Wigdorwitz POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Charles H. McHugh POW
RO T/SGT Harley H. Tuck POW
BT S/SGT M. D. Harris POW
WG S/SGT Fred T. Hawley POW
WG S/SGT Eugene A. Kealer POW
TG S/SGT Donald A. Worley POW

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