B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-3506 / Sir Baboon McGoon

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3506 / Sir Baboon McGoon
  • RCL: LL-H, DF-B

MACR: 3473 / KSU/ME/KU: 1347

Missions: 4


History of
B-17 42-3506 / Sir Baboon McGoon

Delivered Hill 12/7/43; Walla Walla 20/8/43; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-H] Bassingbourn 22/9/43 then 324BS [DF-B]; crash landed Tannington, UK. no gas 10/10/43; 1 SAD Troston, repaired & ret 19/2/44; Missing in Action 4m Waggum 29/3/44 with Edgar Downing, Co-pilot: Leon Tannenbaum, Navigator: Chris Allison, Bombardier: Stan Sadlo, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Heck, Radio Operator: Andy Hrenkvich, Ball turret gunner: Lloyd Smith, Waist gunner: Bill McKee, Waist gunner: Curtis Campbell,Tail gunner: Tom Mast (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft KO’d #3 & #4, ditched off Dutch coast, 50 miles W of Ijmuiden, Hol, picked up by German flotilla boat; Missing Air Crew Report 3473. SIR BABOON McGOON.

Last updated: 7. August 2021


B-17 42-3506 / Sir Baboon McGoon Details

Statement of eyewitnesses:

At 1445 Hours, A/C B-17 #42-3506, was forced out of formation due to E/A, number 4 engine feathered and unable to keep up with formation. It went down to the deck, keeping on the same course as our formation but lagging behind, It was last seen at 1500 hours about 30 minutes before we reached the Zuider Zee.

Source: MACR 3473


B-17 42-3506 / Sir Baboon McGoon Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Edgar C. Downing POW
CP 2LT Leonard L. Tannenbaum POW
ENG/TT S/SGT Charles M. Heck POW
RO S/SGT Andrew Hrenkvich POW
BT SGT Lloyd W. Smith, Jr. POW
WG SGT William E. McKee POW
WG SGT Curtis W. Campbell POW
TG SGT Thomas W. Mast POW
TOG S/SGT Stanley S. Sadlo POW

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