History of the
B-17 #42-38009

Delivered Cheyenne 11/11/43; Gr Island 1/12/43; Presque Is 13/12/43; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-N] Ridgewell 8/1/44; {12m} Missing in Action Bordeaux 15/6/44 with Chas Kelley, Co-pilot: Bob Disbrow, Navigator: Frank Champ, tog-Sgt Simon Wilczek, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Brashear, Radio Operator: Howard Brooks, Ball turret gunner: Ralph Workman, Waist gunner: Alf Campbell,Tail gunner: Don Graham (9 evaded capture); flak KOd two engines, followed by bad vibration, crashed Coimeres, four miles SE of Lagon, SW of Bordeaux, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 5799.

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