B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-38202 / BTO in the ETO

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-38202 / BTO in the ETO



History of
B-17 42-38202 / BTO in the ETO

Delivered Denver 15/1/44; Gr Island 21/1/44; Assigned 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 10/2/44; Missing in Action Ruhland 21/6/44 with Lou Hernandez, Co-pilot: Tom Madden, Navigator: Alf Lea, Bombardier: Joe Baker, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Tony Hutchinson, Waist gunner: Herschell Wise, Waist gunner: Bob Gilbert (7EVD- fought with Russian army until end of war, and joined US forces at Poltava base); Radio Operator: Jack White, Ball turret gunner: Bill Cabaniss,Tail gunner: Arnold Schumate (3POW-all wia); enemy aircraft KOd #2 and #3, crashed Swory, near Biala Podlaska, Pol. Missing Air Crew Report 10282. BTO IN THE ETO.

Last updated: 11. February 2018


B-17 42-38202 / BTO in the ETO Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Louis L. Hernandez EVD
CP 2LT Thomas J. Madden EVD
BOMB 2LT Joseph Baker EVD
ENG/TT T/SGT Anthony Hutchison EVD
RO T/SGT Jack P. White POW WIA
BT S/SGT William Cabaniss POW WIA
WG S/SGT Hercshel Wise EVD
WG S/SGT Robert Gilbert EVD
TG S/SGT Arnold G Shumate POW WIA

Write comment