B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5248

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5248


MACR: 16526


History of
B-17 42-5248

Delivered Tulsa 23/10/42; Salina 16/12/42; Assigned 342BS/97BG Biskra 28/1/43; Chateau-du-Rhumel 8/2/43; Missing in Action Trapani 13/4/43 with 1Lt George Danish, 1Lt William B Teague, 1Lt Everett O Golden, 1Lt Durwood W Ward, S/Sgt Leon L Schuman, S/Sgt Mitchell Tomkowicz, S/Sgt William A Thompson, S/Sgt William E Morgan, Sgt Harvey D Nelson, T/Sgt Jay B Kitchen (10 Killed in Action); flak, crashed Mediterranean Sea, Missing Air Crew Report 16526.

Last updated: 17. September 2022


B-17 42-5248 Details

On 13 April 1943, over Trapani A/D, Sicily – a B-17F believed to be ship # 42-5248, was seen losing altitude. Ship was under control.

The ship was last seen immediately off the target in the sea. Six to seven members of crew were seen in dinghy or swimming towards it. Air-Sea Rescue was notified but no personnel were picked up.

Source: MACR 16526


B-17 42-5248 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT George Danish KIA
CP 1LT Everett O. Golden KIA
BOMB 1LT Durwood W. Ward KIA
ENG/TT S/SGT William E. Morgan KIA
RO T/SGT Jay B. Kitchen KIA
BT S/SGT Leon L. Schuman KIA
WG S/SGT William A. Thompson KIA
WG S/SGT Mitchell Tomkowicz KIA
TG SGT Harvey D. Nelson KIA

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