History of the
B-17 #42-37975

Delivered Denver 2/11/43; Gr Island 12/11/43; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-U] Thorpe Abbotts 1/12/43; Missing in Action Frankfurt 4/2/44 with Bill Green, Co-pilot: Jack Jensen, Navigator: John Joyce, Bombardier: John Hamilton{body washed up weeks later}, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Roman Beran, Radio Operator: Bob Valentik, Ball turret gunner: Dick Anderegg, Waist gunner: Harry Wackewicz{washed up two days later}, Waist gunner: Sandford Tisdale,Tail gunner: Leroy Leist (10 Killed in Action); flak hit going down smoking, crashed Oudorp area in Grevelingenmeer, off Walcheren Is, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 2343.

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