B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-39831

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39831


  • RCL: UX-L

MACR: 1383 / KSU/ME/KU: 400?


History of
B-17 42-39831

Delivered Long Beach 14/9/43; Gr Island 5/10/43; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-L] Podington 21/10/43; Missing in Action Gelsenkirchen 5/11/43 with Capt John Booker, Co-pilot: Maj Wilson Todd{327 CO}, Navigator: John Bradley, Bombardier: Bob Wilkins, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Warren, Radio Operator: Porfirio Garcia, Ball turret gunner: John Hancock, Waist gunner: Gene Simpson, Waist gunner: Ray Cupp,Tail gunner: Lt Jim McAvoy (9POW – 1 evaded capture); enemy aircraft, crashed S of Vierlingsbeek, Holl. Missing Air Crew Report 1383.

Last updated: 11. July 2021


B-17 42-39831 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P CPT John O. Booker POW
CP MAJ Wilson O. Todd POW
BOMB 1LT Robert S. Wilkins POW
ENG/TT T/SGT William L. Warren POW
RO T/SGT Profirio D. Garcia POW
BT S/SGT John W. Hancok POW
WG S/SGT Eugene M. Simpson POW
WG S/SGT Ray W. Cupp POW
TG 1LT James A. McAvoy POW

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