B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-38162

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-38162


  • RCL: IW-R

MACR: 3940

Missions: 1


History of
B-17 42-38162

Delivered Cheyenne 3/1/44; Gr Island 16/1/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-R] Deenethorpe 22/3/44; Missing in Action Marienburg 9/4/44 with Bill Dawes, Co-pilot: John Pratt, Navigator: John Schuberg, Bombardier: Russ Van Noy, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ollie Norell, Radio Operator: Walter Brown, Ball turret gunner: Lou LaFountain, Waist gunner: Arlyn Aronson, Waist gunner: Bill Mooney,Tail gunner: Ray Gentry (10 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft shot of nose, crashed Baltic Sea, six miles off Rugen Is, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 3940.

Last updated: 30. July 2018


B-17 42-38162 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT William R. Dawes Jr. KIA
CP 2LT John D. Pratt KIA
BOMB 2LT Russell N. Van Noy KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT Olle A. Norell KIA
RO T/SGT Walter L. Brown Jr. KIA
BT T/SGT Louie M. La Fountain KIA
WG S/SGT William R. Mooney KIA
WG S/SGT Arlyn C. Aronson KIA
TG S/SGT Ray A. Gentry KIA

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