B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5827 / Lakanuki

B-17 #42-5827 / Lakanukizoom_in



  • RCL: LF-Y

MACR: 1942


History of
B-17 42-5827 / Lakanuki

Delivered Long Beach 1/3/43; Sioux City 16/3/43; Kearney 9/4/43; Dow Fd 21/4/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG Kimbolton 20/5/43; 526BS [LF-Y]; on mission to Le Bourget 16/8/43 Navigator: Harry Bailey Killed in Action when he fell out of ship after escape hatch dropped out (MACR 1351); Missing in Action 5/1/44 with Allen Grissom, Co-pilot: John Phillips, Navigator: John Beach, Bombardier: Holger Eklund, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Prochazka, Radio Operator: Hugo Havet, Ball turret gunner: Byron Green, Waist gunner: Delmar Sowers, Waist gunner: E. Bailey,Tail gunner: Bob Hall (10INT); flak caused battle damage and pilot headed to safety, crash landed Skegrie, near Trelleborg, Sweden and used for spares for other B-17s. Missing Air Crew Report 1942. LAKANUKI.

Last updated: 28. February 2020


B-17 42-5827 / Lakanuki Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Allen E. Grissom INT
CP 2LT John Phillips INT
BOMB 2LT Holger G. Eklund INT
ENG/TT T/SGT James O. Prochazka INT
RO T/SGT Hugo W. Havet INT
BT S/SGT Brion A. Green INT
WG S/SGT Bailey E. Kelley INT
WG S/SGT Delmar A. Sowers INT
TG S/SGT Robert D. Hall INT

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