B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-3312

B-17 #42-3312zoom_in

Source:
https://390th.org

Manufacturer:
Douglas

  • RCL: DI-K

MACR: 14417 & 5927

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History of
B-17 42-3312

Delivered Cheyenne 5/5/43; Dow Fd 13/7/43; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-K] Framlingham 14/7/43. On Duren mission 20/10/43 with Charles Swafford , Lts. Gene Corbin & Clarry Cobb, Sgts. Lambert Geerlings & Harry Daniels all bailed but were KIA, (possibly fired on while in chutes) however the plane returned. (MACR 14417) Missing in Action Huls 22/6/44 with Jim Bonner, Co-pilot: Leon Schapiro, Navigator: Dean JensenWounded in Action, Bombardier: Gene Friedman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Knobel, Ball turret gunner: Bob Rhoades, Waist gunner: Albt Gregoris, Waist gunner: Jim Grant,Tail gunner: Elvin Clinkenbeard (9 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Lowry Kelley (Killed in Action). Flak KO’d engine, crashed La Sablonniere, near Dreux, near Chartres, France. (Missing Air Crew Report 5927). SEQUATCHIEE.

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