B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-32099 / Fightin’ Carbarn Hammerslaw

B-17 #42-32099 / Fightin’ Carbarn Hammerslawzoom_in



  • RCL: GY-S

MACR: 11039


History of
B-17 42-32099 / Fightin’ Carbarn Hammerslaw

Delivered Cheyenne 23/1/44; Seattle 26/1/44; Gr Island 7/2/44; Presque Is 21/2/44; Assigned 390BG Framlingham 23/2/44; transferred 457BG Glatton 4/3/44; 367BS/306BG [GY-S] Thurleigh 12/3/44; Missing in Action Berlin 5/12/44 with Chas Manning, Co-pilot: Paul Wilson, Navigator: Norman Schneider, Bombardier: Paul Tannenbaum, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Nusser, Radio Operator: Vince Johnson, Ball turret gunner: Harry Gile, Waist gunner: Edwin Dewey,Tail gunner: John Cox (9 Killed in Action); flak, crashed Nth Sea; Missing Air Crew Report 11039. FIGHTIN’ CARBARN HAMMERSLAW.

Last updated: 1. July 2021


B-17 42-32099 / Fightin’ Carbarn Hammerslaw Details

Lt. C.F, Manning’s A/C, flying in the lead flight, was seen to be in trouble over the target and he dropped out of formation. Reports seemed first to indicate that he wes out of control, but an A/C giving his call sign was later heard trying to contact air sea rescue who was able to take a fix. Since then we have heard nothing.

Source: MACR 11039

Charles F. Manning crew – source: www.306bg.us

B-17 42-32099 / Fightin’ Carbarn Hammerslaw Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Charles F. Manning KIA
CP 2LT Paul A. Wilson KIA
BOMB 2LT Paul Tannenbaum KIA
ENG/TT SGT William Nusser KIA
RO SGT Vincent S. Johnson KIA
BT SGT Harry L. Gile KIA
WG SGT Edwin R. Dewey KIA
TG SGT John A. Cox, Jr. KIA

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