B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-39881 / Gloria J.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39881 / Gloria J.


  • RCL: IW-F

MACR: 4017


History of
B-17 42-39881 / Gloria J.

Delivered Long Beach 28/9/43; Gr Island 12/10/43; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-F] Deenethorpe 13/12/43; Missing in Action Stettin 11/4/44 with Bob Stine, Co-pilot: Bob Kehoe, Navigator: Lee Miller, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Paul Trump, Radio Operator: Frank Keeney, Ball turret gunner: John Risi, Waist gunner: Dick Thill, Waist gunner: Ed Phillips,Tail gunner: Gilbert Prager (9 Killed in Action); Bombardier: Walter Empric (Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Isernhagen, four miles NE of Hannover, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 4017. GLORIA J.


B-17 42-39881 / Gloria J. Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Robert O. Stine KIA
CP 2LT Robert J. Kehoe KIA
BOMB 2LT Walter P. Empric POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Paul W. Trump KIA
RO T/SGT Frank E. Keeney KIA
BT S/SGT John M. Risi KIA
WG S/SGT Richard G. Thill KIA
WG S/SGT Edward J. Phillips KIA
TG S/SGT Gilbert Prager POW

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