History of the
B-17 #42-5779 / Leakin’ Lena

Delivered Long Beach 17/1/43; Salina 28/1/43; Morrison 10/3/43; Assigned 96BS/2BG Ain M’Lila , Alg 5/7/43; Massicault, Tun 31/7/43; Bizerte, Tun 2/12/43; Amendola, It 9/12/43; Missing in Action {72m} Anzio, It 2/3/44 with Tom Degan{Wounded in Action}, Navigator: Bob Brienza{Wounded in Action}, Bombardier: Bill Popoff{Wounded in Action}, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Turner, Radio Operator: Julius Bridges, Ball turret gunner: Tom Moriarty, Waist gunner: Henry Macias,Tail gunner: Tony Sikole, Obs-Col Elmer Rogers{Wounded in Action} (9 Returned to Duty); Co-pilot: Ben Nabers, Waist gunner: Bill McNichol (2KIA ) both drowned after ditching near Anzio, rest picked up by British after four hours in dinghy. Missing Air Crew Report 3216. LEAKIN’ LENA.

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