B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-3552 / The Flyin’ Ginny

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3552 / The Flyin’ Ginny
  • RCL: QJ-L, BX-L

MACR: 2379


History of
B-17 42-3552 / The Flyin’ Ginny

Delivered Denver 29/7/43; Grand Island 10/8/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-L] Snetterton 1/9/43; 338BS [BX-L] Missing in Action Frankfurt 29/1/44 with Claude Farris, Co-pilot: Chas Ray, Navigator: Marcus Waters, Bombardier: Dave Helsabeck, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Art Siciliano, Radio Operator: Walt Garber, Ball turret gunner: Harry Lindsey, Waist gunner: Elmer Cowen, Waist gunner: Bob Schultz,Tail gunner: Harry Wells (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, nose caught fire, crashed on Leissberg, near Gudesweiler, six miles NW of St Wendel, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 2379. THE FLYIN’ GINNY.

Last updated: 24. May 2020


B-17 42-3552 / The Flyin’ Ginny Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Claude LeRoy Farris, Jr. POW
CP 2LT Charles Payton Ray POW
BOMB 2LT David Kemper Helsabeck POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Arthur Frank Siciliano POW
RO T/SGT Walter Thomas Garber POW
BT S/SGT Harold Eugene Lindsey POW
WG S/SGT Elmer John Cowen POW
WG S/SGT Robert Raymond Schultz POW
TG S/SGT Harold Fletscher Wells POW

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