History of the
B-17 #42-37763

Delivered Denver 20/8/43; Scott 29/9/43; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-D] Framlingham 5/11/43; (3m) Missing in Action Bremen 20/12/43 with Bill Riley, Co-pilot: Bob Fowler, Bombardier: Bob Mulloy, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Brooks, Radio Operator: Bob Hansen, Ball turret gunner: Ray Sell, Waist gunner: Walt Fura, Waist gunner: Ed Carbonneau,Tail gunner: Frank Mariani (9 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Ed Kodis (KIA-body found Varel, eight miles S of Wilhelmshaven); enemy aircraft, crashed Sillenstede, six miles NW of Wilhelmshaven, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1730.

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  1. von Mark Pianka am 16. December 2018 6:20 Uhr

    Frank Mariani, Was a relative of my mother anyone have photo’s of Mr Mariani or the aircraft? Please send email.

    Thank You
    Mark

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