B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-3462 / San Antonio Rose

B-17 #42-3462 / San Antonio Rosezoom_in



  • RCL: ET-B

MACR: 2424 (856)

Missions: 23


History of
B-17 42-3462 / San Antonio Rose

Delivered Denver 29/6/43; Dow 14/7/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-B] Horham 18/7/43; battle damaged by enemy aircraft Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with L.L. Kerr, 7RTD; Waist gunner: Robert Roy, Waist gunner: Steve Smierksi,Tail gunner: Bob Crawford (3 Prisoner of War), Missing Air Crew Report 856; Missing in Action (23m) Brunswick 21/2/44 with Morris Marks, Co-pilot: Frank Derenberg, Navigator: Delmar Decker, Bombardier: George Amberg, Radio Operator: Harry Cook, Ball turret gunner: Rod Hines, Waist gunner: Larry Cuyler,Tail gunner: Arden Miner (8 Killed in Action); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Barnthson, Waist gunner: Barclay Glover (2 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed in swamp near Zegveld, 12 miles W of Utrecht, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 2424 (856). SAN ANTONIO ROSE.

Last updated: 1. June 2020


B-17 42-3462 / San Antonio Rose Details

From MACR 856 – Mission to Schweinfurt on 17th August 1943

B-17F 42-3462 was hit by a rocket gun fired from enemy aircraft. The projectile severed the oxygen system and wounded Sgt. Robert C. Roy in the leg. It is believed that S/Sgt. Stephen Smierski was also wounded at the same time. As the ship left the formation these two men bailed out at 1545 at 49°05’N – 07° 05’E.

Because of lack of oxygen S/Sgt. Robert E. Crawford bailed out at 49°09’N – 07°32’E at 1536.

David E. Olsson
1st Lt., Air Corps
Asst. Operations Officer

From MACR 2424 – Mission on 21st February 1944

B-17F 42-3462 piloted by 2nd Lt. Morris R. Marks, was last seen going over the target but as to the happenings concerning it’s loss no reports were given by the returning crew. The final disposition of the Aircraft and it’s crew is unknown.

David E. Olsson
Capt., Air Corps
Asst. Operations Officer


B-17 42-3462 / San Antonio Rose Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Morris R. Marks KIA
CP 2LT Frank W. Derenberg KIA
BOMB F/O George J. Amberg POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Charles W. Barnthson KIA
RO T/SGT Harold E. Cook KIA
BT S/SGT Rodney D. Hines KIA
WG SGT Barclay W. Glover POW
WG S/SGT Larry M. Cuyler KIA
TG S/SGT Arden L. Miner KIA

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