B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-37733 / Patches n’ Prayers

B-17 #42-37733 / Patches n’ Prayerszoom_in



  • RCL: PC-W, MS-M

MACR: 4051


History of
B-17 42-37733 / Patches n’ Prayers

Delivered Denver 10/8/43; Gr Island 3/9/43; with D.H. Keller at Buffalo, NY 4/9/43 where navigator was killed when stepping from aircraft into still spinning prop; Assigned 813BS/482BG [PC-W] Alconbury 12/9/43 with Oboe Mk I radar; transferred 535BS/381BG [MS-M] Ridgewell 22/2/44; Missing in Action Oranienberg 18/4/44 with Harlan Soeder, Co-pilot: Phil Mulhall, Navigator: Jerome Becker, Bombardier: George Grote, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harry Sedoryk, Radio Operator: John Boland, Ball turret gunner: Frank Marushack, Waist gunner: Alan Hawkinson,Tail gunner: Milton Bailes (9 Prisoner of War); flak KOd #4, then #2 caught fire, crew bailed, crashed Eldena, six miles SW of Ludwigslust, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 4051. PATCHES N’ PRAYERS.

Last updated: 25. May 2018


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