B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-38078 / Sweet Pea

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B-17 42-38078 / Sweet Pea

Delivered Denver 6/12/43; Savannah 23/12/43; Assigned 347BS/99BG 7/1/44; 14m transferred 429BS/2BG Amendola 28/3/44; severe battle damaged Debreczen 21/9/44 with Guy Miller, Co-pilot: Tom Rybovich, Navigator: Theo Davich, Bombardier: Bob Mullen, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Gerald E. McGuire, Radio Operator: Tony Ferrara (Wounded in Action), Ball turret gunner: Bill Steuck; Right Waist Gunner: Jim Maguire (Wounded in Action) (8 Returned to Duty); Left Waist gunner: Jim Totty, Tail gunner: Elmer Buss (2 Killed in Action); crash landed base and broke in half, then after repair aircraft was flown again by Miller 1/12/44; flown with Bill Morton 1/6/45 crash landed Bari, Italy, destroyed by fire. SWEET PEA.

Last updated: 26. May 2022


B-17 42-38078 / Sweet Pea Details

B-17 42-38078 / Sweet Pea on shuttle mission to Russia

B-17G-25-DL #42-38078 / Sweet Pea on 21 September 1944 – Damages

Courtesy of Greg Miller
Courtesy of Greg Miller

B-17 42-38078 / Sweet Pea Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P --- Guy M. Miller RTD
CP --- Thomas M. Rybovich RTD
ENG/TT --- Gerald E. McGuire RTD
RO --- Anthony Ferrara RTD
BT --- William F. Steuck RTD
WG --- James E. Totty KIA
WG --- James F. Maguire RTD
TG --- Elmer H. Buss KIA
TOG --- Robert M. Mullen III RTD

Steven Michael Pascuzzi
23. March 2021 access_time 16:46

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