B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-38138

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-38138


MACR: 3090

Missions: 6


History of
B-17 42-38138

Delivered Denver 24/12/43; Gr Island 16/1/44; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 8/2/44; Missing in Action Berlin 8/3/44 with Bill Lentz, Co-pilot: Phil Hiden, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Mike Miller, Ball turret gunner: Bob Bennett (4 Killed in Action); Navigator: Ken Hickey, Bombardier: John Pond, Radio Operator: Chas Deutsch, Waist gunner: John Olheiser, Waist gunner: Bob Perdue,Tail gunner: Merton Dewitt (6 Prisoner of War); mid-air coll with enemy aircraft, wreckage crashed Oegenbostel, two miles N of Wedemark, near Plumhof, N of Hanover, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 3090.

Last updated: 4. January 2019


B-17 42-38138 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT William Walter Lentz Jr. KIA
CP 2LT Phillip Wallace Hiden Jr. KIA
BOMB 2LT John Daniel Pond POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Michael Miller KIA
RO T/SGT Charles Deutsch POW
BT S/SGT Robert Ross Bennett Jr. KIA
WG S/SGT John Anthony Olheiser POW
WG S/SGT Robert Howard Perdue POW
TG S/SGT Merton Clifford DeWitt POW

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