B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-3435

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3435


MACR: 654


History of
B-17 42-3435

Delivered Denver 12/6/43; Dow Fd 20/7/43; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-F] Chelveston 26/7/43; transferred 327BS/92BG Alconbury 12/8/42; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Capt Roland Sargent, Co-pilot: Keith Byington, Navigator: Capt Bob McNeely, Bombardier: George Mikel, Radio Operator: Chas Sailer, Ball turret gunner: John Whitley, Waist gunner: Nathan Schwartz Waist gunner: Harry Richards,Tail gunner: Ken Fahncke (9 Prisoner of War), Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Berry (evaded capture); enemy aircraft, crashed St Huibrechts-Hern, near Kuttekoven, Bel. Missing Air Crew Report 654.

Last updated: 21. May 2020


B-17 42-3435 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P CPL Roland L. Sargent POW
CP 1LT Keith E. Byington POW
BOMB S/SGT George L. Mikel, Jr. POW
ENG/TT T/SGT James L. Berry EVD
RO S/SGT Charles J. Sailer POW
BT SGT John J. Whitley POW
WG S/SGT Harry S. Richards POW
WG S/SGT Nathan Schwartz POW
TG S/SGT Kenneth F. Fahncke POW

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