B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31993 / Gen’Ril Oop

B-17 #42-31993 / Gen’Ril Oopzoom_in



  • RCL: BG-F

MACR: 4265

Missions: 12


History of
B-17 42-31993 / Gen’Ril Oop

Delivered Cheyenne 13/1/44; Dalhart 28/1/44; Presque Is 29/2/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-F] Horham 3/3/44; 12m, Missing in Action Freidrichshafen 24/4/44 with Ed Cunningham, Co-pilot: Tony Bowden, Navigator: Ed Bartlett, Bombardier: Isidore Markowitz, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jesse Pace, Radio Operator: Willard Dox, Ball turret gunner: Cleo Stevens, Waist gunner: Herb Cloutier, Waist gunner: Oscar Krummel,Tail gunner: Gil Nagle (10 INT); two engines out, force landed Dubendorf, Switz. Missing Air Crew Report 4265. Salvaged 12/10/45. “GEN’RIL OOP.”

Last updated: 16. March 2024


B-17 42-31993 / Gen’Ril Oop Details

B-17G 42-31993 piloted by 2nd Lt. Edward G. Cunningham, was hit by flak just after bombs away. The #1 engine was feathered at once and #2 was trailing smoke. The aircraft dropped down under control and turned towards Switzerland.

Source: MACR 4265


B-17 42-31993 / Gen’Ril Oop Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Edward G. Cunningham INT
CP F/O Anthony V. Bowden INT
BOMB 2LT Isidore Markowitz INT
ENG/TT T/SGT Jessie V. Pace INT
RO T/SGT Willard S. Dox INT
BT S/SGT Cleo F. Stevens INT
WG S/SGT Herbert L. Cloutier INT
WG S/SGT Oscar F. Krummel INT
TG S/SGT Gilbert C. Nagle INT

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