B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5146

B-17 #42-5146zoom_in


  • RCL: JJ-S

MACR: 15543


History of
B-17 42-5146

Delivered Cheyenne 4/10/42; Presque Is 28/11/42; Assigned: 422BS/305BG [JJ-S] Chelveston 7/12/42; MIA Paris 4/4/43 Pilot: Herschel Ellis, Co-Pilot: Gene Gwyer, Navigator: Ray Rahner, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Malcolm Logan, Radio Operator: Stan Tucker, Waist Gunner: Bill Humberston, Waist Gunner: Ray Turner, Tail Gunner: Vito Pasquariello (8POW); Bombardier: Archie Parker {body found in wreckage}, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Withus (2KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Lery, near Les Andelys, Fr. MACR 15543.

Last updated: 22. May 2021


B-17 42-5146 Details

Shot down by Wilhelm-Ferdinand “Wutz” Galland – Brother of Adolf Galland. Wutz also shot down B-17 #42-5232 / Available Jones on that day. These B-17s was his 36th and 37th claims.


B-17 42-5146 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Herschel B. Ellis POW
CP 2LT Eugene G. Gwyer POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Malcolm H. Logan POW
RO T/SGT Stanley Tucker POW
BT S/SGT William G. Withus KIA
WG S/SGT William T. Humberston POW
WG S/SGT Raymond M. Turner POW
TG S/SGT Vito T. Pasquariello POW
TOG SGT Archibald B. Parker KIA

Write comment