B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-38120

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

Manufacturer:
Douglas

  • RCL: J

MACR: 3543

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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.

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B-17 42-38120 Crew

PositionRankNameStatusNote
P2LTPaul (NMI) GerstenhaberPOW
CPF/ORoy J. MaggardPOW
BOMB2LTJames W. StrongKIA
ENG/TTS/SGTHoward G. LopezPOW
ROS/SGTAlbert R. MaxbauerPOW
BTSGTPeter J. ZedalisPOW
WGS/SGTJesse Ray (Ray) TaylorPOW
WGS/SGTJohnnie Hatcher JohnsonPOW
TGSGTDonald Joseph LankPOW

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