B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-38051 / My Yorkshire Dream

B-17 #42-38051 / My Yorkshire Dreamzoom_in



  • RCL: GN-P

MACR: 6739 / KSU/ME/KU: 2388

Missions: 41


History of
B-17 42-38051 / My Yorkshire Dream

Delivered Cheyenne 25/11/43;Romulus 15/12/43; Presque Is 18/12/43;ass 427BS/303BG [GN-P] Molesworth 13/1/44; Missing in Action (41m) Leipzig 29/6/44 with Arnold Roy, Co-pilot: Ralph Quint, Navigator: Henry Rafferty, Bombardier: Leon Weiss, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Leon Cook, Radio Operator: George Johnson, Waist gunner: Chan K On,Tail gunner: Olaf Kahnert (8 Killed in Action); Ball turret gunner: Leslie Black (Prisoner of War); flak burst broke ship in two, crashed Zettweil, seven miles W of Altenburg, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 6739. MY YORKSHIRE DREAM.

Last updated: 12. April 2020


B-17 42-38051 / My Yorkshire Dream Details

Statement of 1Lt. Charles L. Coons from MACR

On the mission to Leipzig, Germany, on 29 June 1944, I was the pilot of A/C #42-97546 which was flying in #2 position, lead squadron, low group of the 41st “B” Combat wing. The missing A/C, #42-38951, was flying in #5 position, low squadron, lead group of the same combat wing. Just before bombs away, the missing A/C received a direct hit from A/A gunfire just about the wais windows. It broke in two and immediately went straight down. I saw no chutes. The missing A/C blew up after it reached low altitude.


T/Sgt. Terence Thomas Camp (38248139) is mentioned in the MACR/KU report and was captured at the same place/day. But his unit is not known. Apparently he was not crew member #42-38051.

Update after research:
He’s unit was 457th BG, but the B-17 is unknown.


B-17 42-38051 / My Yorkshire Dream Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Arnold K. Roy KIA
CP 2LT Ralph E. Quint KIA
BOMB 1LT Leonard E. Weiss KIA
ENG/TT SGT Leonard C. Cock KIA
RO S/SGT George H. Johnson KIA
BT SGT Leslie K. Black POW
TG SGT Olaf F. Kahnert, Jr. KIA
UNK T/SGT Terence Thomas Camp POW S/N: 38248139. See in text above.

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