B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-38120

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-38120


  • RCL: J

MACR: 3543


History of
B-17 42-38120

Delivered Cheyenne 19/12/43; Columbus 23/1/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 5/2/44; Missing in Action Brunswick 23/3/44 with Paul Gerstenharber, Co-pilot: Roy Maggard, Navigator: Bill Metz, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Howard Lopez, Radio Operator: Albt Maxbauer, Ball turret gunner: Pete Zedalis, Waist gunner: John Johnson, Waist gunner: Jesse Taylor,Tail gunner: Don Lank (9 Prisoner of War); Bombardier: Jim Strong (Killed in Action); flak, crashed & exploded two miles W of Reken, near Wesendorf, SE of Borken, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 3543.

Last updated: 11. March 2018


B-17 42-38120 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Paul (NMI) Gerstenhaber POW
CP F/O Roy J. Maggard POW
BOMB 2LT James W. Strong KIA
ENG/TT S/SGT Howard G. Lopez POW
RO S/SGT Albert R. Maxbauer POW
BT SGT Peter J. Zedalis POW
WG S/SGT Jesse Ray (Ray) Taylor POW
WG S/SGT Johnnie Hatcher Johnson POW
TG SGT Donald Joseph Lank POW

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