B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5812 / Cannon Ball

B-17 #42-5812 / Cannon Ballzoom_in



  • RCL: DS-O

MACR: 302 / KSU/ME/KU: 47

Missions: 9


History of
B-17 42-5812 / Cannon Ball

Delivered Long Beach 26/2/43; Denver 1/3/43; Pueblo 13/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-O] Polebrook 24/4/43; Missing in Action {9m} Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Max Pinkerton, Co-pilot: Herb Berreau, Navigator: Chas Rosewall, Bombardier: Lee Santi, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clifton Langseth, Radio Operator: Paul Gallipeo, Ball turret gunner: Howie Licht, Waist gunner: Joe Roman, Waist gunner: Cliff Hall,Tail gunner: Howie Marvin (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Bad Emms, eight miles E of Koblenz, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 302. CANNON BALL.

Last updated: 18. August 2020


B-17 42-5812 / Cannon Ball Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Max A Pinkerton POW
CP F/O Herbert F. Berreau POW
BOMB 2LT Lee A. Santi POW
ENG/TT S/SGT Clifton A. Langseth POW
RO T/SGT Paul J. Gallipeo POW
BT T/SGT Howard W. Marvin POW
WG S/SGT Joseph T. Roman POW
WG S/SGT Clifford D. Hall POW
TG S/SGT Howard J. Licht POW

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