History of the
B-17 #42-3305 / Fertile Myrtle aka Princess Pat

Delivered Cheyenne 7/5/43; Dow Fd 10/7/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-E] Framlingham 14/7/43 PRINCESS PAT; Missing in Action Regensburg 17/8/43 with Dale Shaver, Co-pilot: Harry Boyd, Navigator: Caesar Bruschi, Bombardier: Jim Patterson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Herman Thomasson, Radio Operator: Earl Spann, Ball turret gunner: Wilson Bruce, Waist gunner: Francis Moran, Waist gunner: Jim Schwartz,Tail gunner: Dave Lindsay (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft damage & low fuel so attempted to reach Spain, crash landed Hyeres, 12 mioles E of Toulon, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 392. FERTILE MYRTLE aka PRINCESS PAT.

Crew 42-3305 / Fertile Myrtle aka Princess Pat

P1LTDale A. ShaverPOW
CP2LTHarold B. BoydPOW
BOMB2LTJames W. PattersonPOW
ENG/TTS/SGTHerman S. ThomassonPOW
BTS/SGTWilson F. BrucePOW
WGS/SGTFrancis R. MoranPOW/ESC
WGS/SGTJames P. SchwartzPOW
TGS/SGTDavid C. LindsayPOW

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  1. von Robin Adams am 15. May 2018 23:42 Uhr

    Muy daddy was Dale a Shaver. My mom was Pat


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