B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-3184 / USS Aliquippa

B-17 #42-3184 / USS Aliquippazoom_in



  • RCL: PY-C/Q

MACR: 1711


History of
B-17 42-3184 / USS Aliquippa

Delivered Cheyenne 12 March 1943; Memphis 4 September 1943; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-C/Q] Alconbury 24 April 1943. Piloted by Frederick T. Prasse on 21 July 1943 and involved in slight mid-air collision with 42-29853 (327BS/92BG – Pilot Thomas M. Hulings). Missing in Action Osnabrück 22 December 1943 with Pilot Henry J. Roeber; Co-pilot Casimir J. Paulinski; Navigator: Donald J. McPhee; Bombardier George Solkolsky; Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Walter T. Sybo; Radio Operator Hubert F. O’Neill; Ball turret gunner: Clayton C. Verlo; Left Waist gunner: Seymour N. Wolfson; Right Waist gunner: Royce F. McGillvary; Tail gunner: Irvin Sumpter (10 Prisoner of War). Hit by enemy aircraft, bellied in safely at De Haar Farm, near Azelo / Bornerbroek, OverIjssel Province, The Netherlands. Missing Air Crew Report – MACR 1711.

Last updated: 30. December 2019


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