History of the
B-17 #42-5130 / Sweet Pea

Delivered Denver 29/9/42; Presque Is 20/11/42; Assigned: 367BS/306BG [GY- ] Thurleigh 25/11/42; MIA Lorient 6/3/43 Pilot: Major John Ryan{wia} (EVD, picked up by RAF Lysander back to UK 17/4/43); Co-Pilot: Germany. ld Simmons (KIS-shot by German guard when failed to halt); Navigator: Bob Hermann, Bombardier: Jim Laine, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas Perry, Radio Operator: Glen Blakemore, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Forrester, Waist Gunner: John Chapman, Waist Gunner: Jim Green, Tail Gunner: Bob Mumaw (8POW); flak, crashed Bretagne, near Quimper, Fr. MACR 15568. SWEET PEA.

Crew 42-5130 / Sweet Pea

CP1LTGerald L. SimmonsKIA
BOMB1LTJames A. LainePOW
ENG/TTT/SGTCharles E. PerryPOW
ROS/SGTGlenn A. BlakemorePOW
BTS/SGTWilliam H. ForresterPOW
WGS/SGTJohn R. ChapmanPOW
WGS/SGTJames C. Green, Jr.POW
TGS/SGTRobert G. MumawPOW

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