B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5058 / Hun Hunter

B-17 #42-5058 / Hun Hunterzoom_in



  • RCL: WF-H

MACR: 15497


History of
B-17 42-5058 / Hun Hunter

Delivered Cheyenne 6-Sep-42; Presque Is 19-Oct-42; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-H] Chelveston 30-Oct-42; Missing in Action 16-Feb-43 while on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at St Nazaire, France. Shot down by enemy aircraft and crashed at Molac, France. 8KIA 2POW MACR 15497.

Last updated: 4. September 2023


B-17 42-5058 / Hun Hunter Details

The above were crew members of aircraft no. 42-5058 which failed to return from a mission to St. Nazaire, France on 16 February 1943. The plane was shot down by enemy aircraft at 1112 hours from an altitude of 18000 feet. About 25 miles north of the target, St. Nazaire, France. The right wing started burning when a fire started behind no. 4 engine. As the wing fell off the bomb bay doors and a hatch opened. Only one parachute was seen.

Source: MACR 15497


B-17 42-5058 / Hun Hunter Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Henry M. Burman POW
CP 2LT Leonard E. Duncan KIA
BOMB 2LT Robert R. Mericle KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT Ralph A. Livengood KIA
RO T/SGT Herbert H. Burnette KIA
BT S/SGT Carl E. Olson, Jr. KIA
WG SGT Michael J. Stanko KIA
WG S/SGT Howard M. Jones KIA
TG SGT Erban L. Jones KIA

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