History of the
B-17 #42-31917 / Off Spring

Delivered Cheyenne 4/1/44; Kearney 13/1/44; Grenier 26/1/44; Assigned 551BS/385BG [SG-S] Gt Ashfield 2/2/44; Missing in Action Munich 12/7/44 with Capt Rich White, Co-pilot: Clarry Gittins, Navigator: Jim Johnston, Bombardier: Pat Flanagan, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Marvin Nieman, Radio Operator: Harry Fitzwater, Ball turret gunner: Homer Comegys, Waist gunner: Sam Canter, Waist gunner: Bill Lord (9 Killed in Action);Tail gunner: Bob McPherson (Prisoner of War); mid air coll with 42-102606 (385BG), both broke up and crashed Perl, Luxemberg. Missing Air Crew Report 7507. OFF SPRING.

Details 42-31917 / Off Spring

Mid-air-collision with B-17 #42-102606 Curley’s Kids on 12 July 1944.

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