B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31878 / Spamcan

B-17 #42-31878 / Spamcanzoom_in



  • RCL: MS-Z

MACR: 5177


History of
B-17 42-31878 / Spamcan

Delivered Cheyenne 30/12/43; Kearney 18/1/44. Assigned 535BS/381BG [MS-Z] Ridgewell 20/2/44. Missing in Action 5+m Berlin 24/5/44 with Walt Higgins, Radio Operator: Ed Delgado, Ball turret gunner: Bob Thomson, Waist gunner: Don Thomas, Waist gunner: Franklin Collister,Tail gunner: Bob Smith (6 Killed in Action). Co-pilot: Herb Burns, Navigator: Jim Beck, Bombardier: Bob Hughes, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Baird (4 Prisoner of War). FW 190 attacked and pieces immediately flew off bomber, followed by explosion north of Berlin, crashing near Niendorf and Polchow, five miles S of Rostock, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 5177. SPAMCAN.

Last updated: 2. October 2017


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