History of the
B-17 #42-3426 / Spider aka Kemy Jr aka Kemy II

Delivered Denver 16/6/43; Gore 3/7/43; Kearney 7/7/43; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-Y] Framlingham 25/7/43 SPIDER; re-named KEMY JR; Missing in Action (15m) Munster 10/10/43 with Bill Smith, Co-pilot: Joe Miller,Tail gunner: George Emerich (3 Killed in Action); Navigator: Don Callahan, Bombardier: Vince McDonald, Radio Operator: Frank Whitehead, Ball turret gunner: Warren Smeltzer, Waist gunner: Herb Lee, Waist gunner: Bob Smith (7 Prisoner of War); Cause of crash: flak, crashed Isendorf, near Emsdetten, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 864. KEMY II.

Details 42-3426 / Spider aka Kemy Jr aka Kemy II

Possibly shot down by Uffz. Walter Ruttau flying an FW190A of JG 1/4.

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  1. von Jim Brown am 08. October 2019 20:18 Uhr

    I noticed my grandfather’s name was omitted under the entry for B-17 #42-3426 / Spider / Kemy Jr / Kemy II. Bill Nichols was the Flight Engineer/Top Turret Gunner on this aircraft on 10 OCT 1943. He spent 11 months as a POW.


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