B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31817 / Hairless Joe

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31817 / Hairless Joe


MACR: 5843


History of
B-17 42-31817 / Hairless Joe

Delivered Cheyenne 24/12/43; Gt Falls 26/12/43; Des Moines 8/1/44; Maxwell 9/1/44; Lakeland 10/1/44; Morrison 17/2/44; Assigned 772BS/463BG Celone 21/2/44; Missing in Action Pioppi, It. 5/6/44 with Jack Newcomb, Navigator: Jesse Fuchs*, Radio Operator: Arvid Wheeler,Tail gunner: Jesse Yanez (*3/4 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Chas Considine, Bombardier: Doug Ackley, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clovis McDonald, Ball turret gunner: Bill Denmead, Waist gunner: Pete Welsh (*5/6RTD/ Prisoner of War); flak, crashed with bombs and exploded Bologna, five chutes seen. Missing Air Crew Report 5843. HAIRLESS JOE.

Last updated: 11. June 2018


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