B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-39819 / Anoxia Queen

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39819 / Anoxia Queen


  • RCL: BI-F

MACR: 3947 / KSU/ME/KU: 1638

Missions: 35


History of
B-17 42-39819 / Anoxia Queen

Delivered Long Beach 10/9/43; Scott 28/9/43; ass 568BS/390BG [BI-F] Framlingham 7/10/43; Waist Gunner: Jim Mallos (KIA-flak) 7/1/44; MIA Augsburg 13/4/44 (35m) Pilot: Morris Swavel, Co-Pilot: Wilmer Goldinger, Navigator: Theo Lipchitz, Bombardier: Phil Wade, eggt-Alec Gwazdosky, Radio Operator: Frank Bobrowicz, Ball Turret Gunner: Dan Miller, Waist Gunner: Bill Walker, wg-Bob Gibbs[body washed up 8/5/44], Tail Gunner: Jim O’Brien (10KIA); flak hit in return, crashed about 12 miles W of Ostend harbour, Belgium. MACR 3947. ANOXIA QUEEN.

Last updated: 9. April 2022


B-17 42-39819 / Anoxia Queen Details

About 1649 hours near Brussels, A/C 819, 390th “A” Group hit by flak. A/C fell out of formation and was last seen leaving enemy coast near Ostend at about 10,000 feet. No chutes reported.

Source: MACR 3947


B-17 42-39819 / Anoxia Queen Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Morris F. Swavel KIA
CP 2LT Wilmer R. Goldinger KIA
BOMB 2LT Philip W. Wade KIA
ENG/TT S/SGT Alec Gwazdosky KIA
RO S/SGT Frank C. Bobrowicz KIA
BT SGT Daniel J. Miller KIA
WG SGT William L. Walker KIA
WG SGT Robert J. Gibbs KIA
TG SGT James T. O'Brian KIA

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