History of the
B-17 #42-37813

Delivered Long Beach 10/9/43; Denver 2/11/43; Savannah 21/12/43; Morrison 5/1/44; Assigned 32BS/301BG Cerignola 7/1/44; Lucera 1/2/44; Missing in Action {64m} Ploesti 23/6/44 with John Muirhead, Co-pilot: Thomsen, Navigator: Rice, Radio Operator: Murphy, Ball turret gunner: McHugh, Waist gunner: Naddeo,Tail gunner: Kelley (7 Prisoner of War); Bombardier: Spires, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Burger, Waist gunner: Gardner (3 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Ploesti; Missing Air Crew Report 16203.

Crew 42-37813

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
P2LTJohn G. MuirheadPOW
CP2LTHerman J. ThomsenPOW
BOMB2LTWilliam Bradley SpiresKIA
ENG/TTS/SGTJack E. Surber JrKIA
ROT/SGTMelvin G. MurphyPOW
BTSGTThomas O. McHughPOW
WGSGTMichael J. NaddeoPOW
WGSGTRobert E. GardnerKIA
TGS/SGTCharles E. KelleyPOW

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