History of the
B-17 #42-3397 / Fighting Cock

Delivered Denver 5/6/43; Dow Fd 14/7/43; Assigned 551BS/385BG [HR-H] Gt Ashfield 15/7/43; Missing in Action Bordeaux 5/12/43 with Theo Kleuser, Co-pilot: John Slater, Navigator: Fred Albert, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ernie Hibbard, Ball turret gunner: Stan Wysokinski, Waist gunner: Leo De Graw, Waist gunner: Jim O’Keefe (7KIA-when in dinghy were machine gunned by German shore patrol); Bombardier: Tom Betow, Radio Operator: Walt Olowniuk,Tail gunner: Stewart Day (3 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, ditched Bay of Biscay; Missing Air Crew Report 2164 and Missing Air Crew Report 1337. FIGHTING COCK.

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  1. von JAY HODSHON am 09. August 2018 20:35 Uhr

    LEO DeGRAW WAS MY BROTHER IN-LAW, REMEMBER THE MAN COMING TO OUR HOME AND TELLING US OF THE DEATHS, I WAS 4 YEARS OLD!

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