B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-40050 / Channel Express III

B-17 #42-40050 / Channel Express IIIzoom_in



  • RCL: SC-J

MACR: 6002

Missions: 34


History of
B-17 42-40050 / Channel Express III

Delivered Long Beach 16/11/43; Gr Island 4/12/43; Presque Is 11/12/43; Prestwick, UK 15/12/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-J] Deenethorpe 1/1/44; Missing in Action Bordeaux 19/6/44 with Bill Massey, Bombardier: Lew Stelljes, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Francis Beard (3 evaded capture); Co-pilot: Dominic Ceresa, Radio Operator: Harry Earnes, Ball turret gunner: Bob Mahler, Waist gunner: Alf Wieters, Waist gunner: Jim Faulkner,Tail gunner: Paul White (7 Killed in Action); mech. fault, spun down and exploded, crashed Chez Renard, near Jauldes, ten miles N of Angouleme, Fr ; Missing Air Crew Report 6002. CHANNEL EXPRESS III.

Last updated: 23. August 2018


B-17 42-40050 / Channel Express III Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT William E. Massey EVD
CP 2LT Dominick Ceresa KIA
BOMB 2LT Lewis V. Stelljes EVD
ENG/TT S/SGT Francis L. Berard EVD
RO T/SGT Harold L. Eames KIA
BT SGT Robert L. Mahler KIA
WG SGT Alfred E. Wieters KIA
WG S/SGT James P. Faulkner KIA
TG SGT Paul A. White KIA

Write comment