History of the
B-17 #42-5763 / Bomb Boogie

Delivered Long Beach 29/12/42; Salina 7/1/43; Homestead 14/2/43; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-F] Bassingbourn 9/3/43; Missing in Action 17m Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Elwood Arp, Co-pilot: Howie Sherman, Bombardier: Chauncey Hicksreturned via Spain, Ball turret gunner: Russ Hatton (4 evaded capture), Navigator: Nathan Weltmancaptured in Paris Dec 43, ttg-Ray Thompson, Radio Operator: John Wenninghoff, Waist gunner: Norbert Swierz, Waist gunner: Dean Millward,Tail gunner: Don Hayes (6 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft KO’d #3, crashed Mons-en-Pevele, near Lille, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 514. BOMB-BOOGIE.

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  1. von Darrel Johnson am 30. April 2018 13:47 Uhr

    Norbert Swierz is my daughter in laws grandfather, talked to him several times, I also Have a signed copy of his book that he wrote he give it to me cause he had some car issues several times and I help him out.


  2. von John Wenninghoff am 16. November 2019 16:23 Uhr

    My Dad John Wenninghoff III was the radio operator on the Bomb Boogie. Can you give me any more information. Such as how many missions? Thanks


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