B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31774 / Vera Mea

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31774 / Vera Mea

Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: BX-L

MACR: 3766

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History of
B-17 42-31774 / Vera Mea

Delivered Cheyenne 12/12/43; Kearney 31/12/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-L] Snetterton 8/2/44; Missing in Action Augsburg 13/4/44 with Lee Bevers, Co-pilot: Willis Jones, Navigator: John Telefsen (wia & taken to hospital), Bombardier: Mack Long, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Miskel, Radio Operator: Frank Humrich, Ball turret gunner: Ray Gaus, Waist gunner: Jim White, Waist gunner: Malcolm Breeze, Tail Gunner: Herb Johnson (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed woods at Ittlingen, 15 miles W of Heilbronn, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 3766. VERA MAE.

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B-17 42-31774 / Vera Mea Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Lee A. Beyers POW
CP 1LT Willis L. Jones POW
BOMB 2LT Mack Long POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Joseph J.Miskel POW
RO SGT Frank G. Humrich POW
BT SGT Raymong K.Gaus POW
WG SGT James H. White POW
WG T/SGT Malcom K. Breez POW
TG S/SGT Herbert Johnson POW

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