B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-3422 / Winnie The Pooh

B-17 #42-3422 / Winnie The Poohzoom_in



  • RCL: HR-Y

MACR: 2775


History of
B-17 42-3422 / Winnie The Pooh

Delivered Denver 16/6/43; Dow Fd 20/7/43; Assigned 551BS/385BG [HR-Y] Gt Ashfield 24/7/43; Missing in Action Regensburg 25/2/44 with Nelson Davis (Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Bob Clark, Navigator: Alf Braca, Bombardier: Harry Clew, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Murphy, Radio Operator: Jim Clinton, Ball turret gunner: Glen Turnbough, Waist gunner: Bob McGettiger, Waist gunner: Jim Hess,Tail gunner: Bill Shay (9 Prisoner of War); direct flak hit on #3, crashed Oberstraubling, near Kirchdorf, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 2775. WINNIE THE POOH.

Last updated: 10. December 2020


B-17 42-3422 / Winnie The Pooh Details

A/C 42-3422 received a direct hit from enemy anti-aircraft fire on the Number 1 engine, blowing it off it’s mounting and setting the left wing afire. The bomb bay was also ripped apart. The ship pulled out to left of formation appearently under control, lost 200 feet of altitude, then went into a spind and spun into ground. The foregoing event took place directly over the target.

Picture: John Cilio via Facebook

B-17 42-3422 / Winnie The Pooh Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Nelson H. Davis KIA
CP 2LT Robert C. Clark POW
BOMB 2LT Harry F. Clew POW
ENG/TT T/SGT William H. Murphy POW
RO T/SGT James H. Clinton POW
BT SGT Glen Turnbought POW
WG S/SGT Robert T. McGettigan POW
WG S/SGT James A. Kess POW
TG S/SGT William E. Shay POW

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