B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31895 / Miss Chief

B-17 #42-31895 / Miss Chiefzoom_in

Source:
Randy Holliday

Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: LD-Y

MACR: 11365

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History of
B-17 42-31895 / Miss Chief

Delivered Cheyenne 3/1/44; Kearney 14/1/44; Presque Is 3/2/44; Grenier 11/2/44; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-Y] Thorpe Abbotts 16/2/44; Missing in Action Misburg/Hamburg 31/12/44 with Paul Carroll, Co-pilot: Harry Winger, Navigator: George Klare, Bombardier: Cliff Averett, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Irvin Olson, Radio Operator: Lee Westman, Ball turret gunner: Larry Isola, Waist gunner: Otis Ross,Tail gunner: Fred Bracken (9 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crash landed Wesermunde, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 11365. MISS CHIEF.

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B-17 42-31895 / Miss Chief Details

Photo Courtesy of Son Randall Holliday

Photo Courtesy of Son Randall Holliday

Lt. Reginald C. Holliday, CP on Lt Gummersall Crew. Photo Courtesy of Son Randall Holliday

Lt. Reginald C. Holliday, co-pilot on. Lt Gummersall Crew. Photo Courtesy of Son Randall Holliday

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B-17 42-31895 / Miss Chief Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Paul L. Carroll POW
CP 2LT Harry B. Winger POW
BOMB SGT Clifford M. Averett POW
ENG/TT SGT Irvin W. Olsen POW
RO SGT Leroy W. Westman POW
BT SGT Lawrence E. Isola POW
WG SGT Otis J. Ross POW
TG SGT Fred K. Bracken POW

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