B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-3554

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3554
  • RCL: JW-B

MACR: 746


History of
B-17 42-3554

Delivered Denver 29/7/43. Grand Island 10/8/43. Assigned 326BS/92BG [JW-B] Podington 16/9/43. Transferred 325BS [NV-B] (Possibly 327BS UX-B). Missing in Action Anklam 9/10/43. Ditched in the North Sea, W of Jutland. Missing Air Crew Report MACR 746.

Last updated: 10. February 2018


B-17 42-3554 Details

5 crew killed in action:
– Bill Whelan, Co-pilot;
– Frank Tomlinson, Navigator;
– Dave Emery (body washed up 11/11), Bombardier;
– Fred Rodway, Flight engineer/top turret gunner;
– Harry Hecker Radio Operator.

5 Crew taken Prisoner of War:
– John Neville, Ball turret gunner;
– Glenn Winch, Waist gunner;
– Jim Batson, Waist gunner;
– Ralph Martinez, Tail gunner;
– Walt Zimmerman.

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