History of the
B-17 #42-39975 / Just Plain Lonesome aka Baltimore Oriole

Delivered Long Beach 22/10/43; Assigned 92BG Podington 5/12/43; transferred 324BS/91BG [OR-Z] Bassingbourn 10/1/44, then 323BS (DF-Z]; 40m Missing in Action Dessau 30/5/44 with Zack Collier, Co-pilot: John Kelleher, Navigator: William Paul Clements, Bombardier: Harry McDermott, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harry Ward, Radio Operator: Steve Kogut, Ball turret gunner: George Zimheld, Waist gunner: Tom Cogdill,Tail gunner: Chas Semon (9 Killed in Action); flak KO’d two engines, nothing else heard from, or seen of a/c, assumed to have crashed in the sea; Missing Air Crew Report 5355. BALTIMORE ORIOLE aka JUST PLAIN LONESOME.

Crew 42-39975 / Just Plain Lonesome aka Baltimore Oriole

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
P1LTLieutenant Zack C. Collier, Jr.KIA
CP2LTJohn T. KellherKIA
BOMB2LTHarry J. McDermott, Jr.KIA
ENG/TTT/SGTHarry L. WardKIA
ROT/SGTStephen KogutKIA
BTS/SGTGeorge R. ZirnheldKIA
WGS/SGTTommy CogdillKIA
TGS/SGTCharles J. SemonKIA

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