B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-3290 / Raunchy Wolf aka El Lobo

B-17 #42-3290 / Raunchy Wolf aka El Lobozoom_in

Source:
www.americanairmuseum.com

Manufacturer:
Douglas

  • RCL: HR-R
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History of
B-17 42-3290 / Raunchy Wolf aka El Lobo

Delivered Denver 28/4/43; Bangor 15/6/43; Assigned 551BS/385BG [HR-R] Gt Ashfield 17/6/43. On return from mission to Rheims 26/9/43 in poor weather involved in mid-air collision with 42-30264 (385BG) killing 20 crewmen, crashed Tillingham Hall Farm, Bulphan, near West Hordon, Ex. With John Keeley, Co-pilot: Harry Coomes, Navigator: Arthur Moore, Bombardier: Theo Rouse, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ledger Pontius, Radio Operator: Sam Rochester, Ball turret gunner: Bob Banner, Waist gunner: Ray Shepherd, Waist gunner: Doug Binford,Tail gunner: Ed Osborn (10 Killed in Action). Salvaged battle damaged 28/9/43. RAUNCHY WOLF aka EL LOBO.

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B-17 42-3290 / Raunchy Wolf aka El Lobo Details

Mid-air-collision with B-17 #42-30264 Dorsal Queen on 26/09/1943. 10 KIA.

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B-17 42-3290 / Raunchy Wolf aka El Lobo Crew

PositionRankNameStatusNote
P---John KeeleyKIA
CP---Harry CoomesKIA
BOMB---Theo RouseKIA
ENG/TT---Ledger PontiusKIA
RO---Sam RochesterKIA
BT---Bob BannerKIA
WG---Doug BinfordKIA
WG---Ray ShepherdKIA
TG---Ed OsbornKIA

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