History of the
B-17 #42-5792 / The Mugger

Delivered Long Beach 28/1/43; Salina 11/2/43; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-I] Molesworth 8/4/43; Missing in Action Le Mans 4/7/43 with Bob O’Connor, Bombardier: Rich Peterson (2 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Donovan Manifold, Navigator: Andy Halioris, Radio Operator: Earl Hogue, Waist gunner: Harry Thompson-Brundidge (4 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bernie Koenig, Ball turret gunner: Albert Carroll, Waist gunner: Ed Chonskie,Tail gunner: John Zioance (4 evaded capture); enemy aircraft KO’d an engine, crashed near Malicorne-sur-Sarthe, 18 miles SW of Le Mans, Fr. No Missing Air Crew Report .THE MUGGER.

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