History of the
B-17 #42-31762 / Junior aka Crash Wagon III

Delivered Denver 12/12/43; Gt Falls 16/12/43; Denver 20/12/43; Kearney 31/12/43; RAF Nutts Corner 15/1/44; Assigned 551BS/385BG [HR-M] Gt Ashfield 17/1/44; Missing in Action French A/fds 12/6/44 with Loren Jackson, Co-pilot: Ross Blake, Bombardier: Joe Haught, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Armando Marsili, Radio Operator: Ervin Pickrel, Ball turret gunner: Felipe Muquiz, Waist gunner: Fred Martini, Waist gunner: Sam Pennell,Tail gunner: Theo Dubenic (9 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Gerald Shaffer (Killed in Action); flak, crashed Farceaux, 20 miles SE of Rouen, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 5628. JUNIOR aka CRASH WAGON III.

Crew 42-31762 / Junior aka Crash Wagon III

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
P2LTLoren Elwood JacksonPOW
CP2LTRoss McKenzie BlakePOW
BOMB2LTJoseph William HaughtPOW
ENG/TTS/SGTArmando A. MarsiliPOW
ROT/SGTErvin Ibert PickrelPOW
BTS/SGTFelipe E. MuquizPOW
WGS/SGTFrederic C. MartiniPOW
WGS/SGTSamuae AlexanderPOW
TGS/SGTTheodore George DubenicPOW

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