B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-37756 / Roarin’ Bill

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37756 / Roarin’ Bill


  • RCL: OE-O

MACR: 2259


History of
B-17 42-37756 / Roarin’ Bill

Delivered Denver 17 August 1943. Assigned 95th Bomb Group/335th Bomb Squadron, Horham 6 September 1943. 23 missions. Missing in Action Eschweiler 24 January 1944 with Pilot Charles H. Mowers; Co-pilot: Gerald E. Roderick; Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Howard C. Gebert; Radio Operator: Carlton H. Griffin; Ball turret gunner: Ceber M. Creech; Left Waist gunner: Frank A. Bialas; Right Waist gunner: Andrew Torok; Navigator: David W. O’Boyle; Bombardier: Gerald P. Dechambre; Tail gunner: Charles R. Warren. Hit over target, engine #1 feathered, crashed near Glabais, about 10km SE of Waterloo, Belgium. Missing Air Crew Report – MACR 2259.

Last updated: 13. August 2017


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