B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-39940 / Dixie Jane

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39940 / Dixie Jane

Manufacturer:
Lockheed/Vega

MACR: 2521

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History of
B-17 42-39940 / Dixie Jane

Delivered Long Beach 12/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; ass 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 4/1/44; MIA Frankfurt 8/2/44 Pilot: Luke Jameson, Navigator: Jim Alling, Bombardier: Earl Jefferson, Radio Operator: Glen Jostad, Ball Turret Gunner: Oma Tonay, Waist Gunner: Jack Tripplehorn, Tail Gunner: Chas Herbst (7POW); Co-Pilot: Don Aiken, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Mason Mooman (2EVD); Waist Gunner: Harry Golub (KIA-chute failed); lost #3 & #4 engines and #2 having problems, crashed Antoine Farm, near St Pierremont, 16 miles NW of Laon, Fr. MACR 2521.

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