B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5129

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5129


MACR: 2749


History of
B-17 42-5129

Delivered Denver 29/9/42; New Castle 16/10/42; Assigned: 368BS/306BG [BO- ] Thurleigh 1/1/43; MIA 4/3/43 Pilot: Capt Bill Friend, Co-Pilot: Aaron Cuddeback, Navigator: George Frederick, Bombardier: George Owens, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Cherry, Radio Operator: Mahlon Snover, Ball Turret Gunner: Gil Shoemaker, Waist Gunner: Stan Guiou, Tail Gunner: Ernie Garland (9KIA); shot down by Uffz Flecks & Meissner (6/JG1), crashed North Sea, off Hook of Holland en route to target. MACR 2749.

Last updated: 19. October 2018


B-17 42-5129 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P CPT William E. Friend, Jr. KIA
CP 1LT Aaron E. Cuddeback KIA
BOMB 2LT George W. Frederick KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT William E. Cherry KIA
RO T/SGT Mahlon E. Snover KIA
BT S/SGT Gilbert G. Shoemaker KIA
WG SGT Stanley C. Guiou KIA
TG T/SGT Ernest P Garland KIA

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