B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-38190

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-38190


  • RCL: QJ-K

MACR: 4568


History of
B-17 42-38190

Delivered Denver 10/1/44; Kearney 20/1/44; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-K] Snetterton 27/2/44; Missing in Action Berlin 8/5/44 with Jim Fitzpatrick, Co-pilot: Tom Falls, Navigator: Jim Cline, Bombardier: Francis Joyce, Radio Operator: Ray Garafolo, Ball turret gunner: Hersal Cralle, Waist gunner: Don Vorhees, Waist gunner: Buford McCarson,Tail gunner: Chas Suessmann (9 Killed in Action); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Swift (Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, exploded, crashed Lindhorst, near Celle, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 4568.

Last updated: 14. May 2017


B-17 42-38190 Details

T/Sgt. Robert T. Swift bailed out and was captured in Hustedt with flak wounds to a leg and lungs.


B-17 42-38190 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT James W. Fitzpatrick KIA
CP 2LT Thomas E. Falls Jr. KIA
BOMB 2LT Francis J. Joyce Jr. KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT Robert T. Swift POW
RO T/SGT Raymond G. Garofalo KIA
BT S/SGT Hersal B. Cralle KIA
WG S/SGT Donald L. Voorhees KIA
WG S/SGT Buford V. McCarson KIA
TG S/SGT Charles H. Suessman KIA

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