B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-39943 / Lassie Come Home

B-17 #42-39943 / Lassie Come Homezoom_in

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Manufacturer:
Lockheed/Vega

  • RCL: SC-F

MACR: 4587

Missions: 34

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History of
B-17 42-39943 / Lassie Come Home

Delivered Long Beach 13/10/43; Gr Island 31/10/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-F] Deenethorpe 2/1/44; Missing in Action Berlin 7/5/44 with Browning Grimmett, Co-pilot: John Leach, Bombardier: Chas Koontz, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Platt, Radio Operator: Wilbur Lauer, Ball turret gunner: John Spiotti, Waist gunner: Calvin Yeager, Waist gunner: Roscoe Humphrey,Tail gunner: Bill Slaughter (9 Killed in Action); Navigator: Ray Haines (Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Hohnebostel, seven miles SE of Celle, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 4587. LASSIE COME HOME.

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B-17 42-39943 / Lassie Come Home Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Browning G. Grimmett KIA
CP 2LT John R. Leach Jr. KIA
BOMB 2LT Charles G. Koontz KIA
ENG/TT S/SGT John W. Platt KIA
RO S/SGT Wilbur C. Lauer KIA
BT SGT John Spiotti KIA
WG SGT Calvin E. Yeager KIA
WG SGT Roscoe C. Humphrey KIA
TG SGT William J. Slaughter KIA

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