B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31781

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31781

Manufacturer:
Boeing

MACR: 2350

Missions: 2

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History of
B-17 42-31781

Delivered Denver 13/12/43; Portland 19/12/43; Gt Falls 20/12/43; Denver 21/12/43; Kearney 31/12/43; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 29/1/44; MIA Frankfurt 4/2/44 Pilot: Garrigues DeJean, Co-Pilot: Gene Kraus, Navigator: Dick Brigham, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jefferson Mitchell, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Hager, Waist Gunner: Max Hovick, Waist Gunner: Francis Motschman, Tail Gunner: Abe Harper (8KIA); Bombardier: Lew Germany. w, Radio Operator: Ray Hopper (2POW); flak hit on right wing, crashed Mondorf/Niederkassel, three miles N of Bonn, Ger. MACR 2350. COCK OF THE WALK.

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B-17 42-31781 Crew

PositionRankNameStatusNote
P1LTGarrigues Albert DeJeanKIA
CP2LTEugene James KrausKIA
BOMB2LTLewis McKee GerowPOW
ENG/TTT/SGTJefferson Woodrow MitchellKIA
ROT/SGTRay Woodrow HopperPOW
BTS/SGTFrancis Joseph MotschmannKIA
WGS/SGTMax NovickKIA
WGS/SGTWilliam Henry HagerKIA
TGS/SGTAbe Cory HarperKIA

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