B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-37798 / Big Stoop

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37798 / Big Stoop


  • RCL: QE-X

MACR: 1883


History of
B-17 42-37798 / Big Stoop

Delivered Denver 1/9/43; Gr Island 22/9/43; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-X] Rougham 27/9/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 11/1/44 with Bill Service, Co-pilot: Mark Lee, Navigator: Paul Carr, Bombardier: Don Miller, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ross Schwasinger, Radio Operator: Edwin Krouse, Waist gunner: Alvin Baltzer, Waist gunner: George Bragdon (8 Prisoner of War); Ball turret gunner: Dick Westover,Tail gunner: Levi Dikeman (2KIA-possibly killed by irate civilians); enemy aircraft, crashed Rahden, 17 miles SE of Diepholz, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1883. BIG STOOP.

Last updated: 22. August 2017


B-17 42-37798 / Big Stoop Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT William E. Service POW
CP 2LT Mark H. Lee POW
BOMB 2LT Donald A. Miller POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Ross N. Schwasinger POW
RO T/SGT Edwin O. Krouse POW
BT S/SGT Richard B. Westover KIA
WG S/SGT Alvin Baltzer POW
WG S/SGT George Bragdon POW
TG S/SGT Levi A. Dikeman KIA

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