B-17 Flying Fortress - Photo of B-17 42-5243

B-17 42-5243
Photo of B-17 #42-5243 / FDR’s Potato Peeler Kids

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Delivered Tulsa 23/10/42; Wendover 5/12/42; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-P] Molesworth 29/1/43; Missing in Action Kiel 14/5/43 with Capt Ross Bales, Co-pilot: Walt Dooley, Navigator: Dan McColl, Bombardier: Rhude Mathis, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Kilgore, Radio Operator: Ray Winter, Ball turret gunner: Joe Zsampar, Waist gunner: Jack Snell, Waist gunner: Francis O’Reilly body washed up 10/8/43,Tail gunner: Ed Van Ravenstein (10 Killed in Action); shot down by enemy aircraft; ditched near Heligoland Is, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 15593. F.D.R.'s POTATO PEELER KIDS.

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