B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5886 / The Jolly Roger

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  • RCL: GX-D

MACR: 387A


History of
B-17 42-5886 / The Jolly Roger

Delivered Long Beach 21/4/43; Denver 5/3/43; Kearney 30/5/43; Assigned 548BS/385BG [GX-D] Gt Ashfield 24/6/43; Missing in Action Regensburg 17/8/43. Enemy aircraft, crash landed a mile from Woensdrecht a/fd, on the Holl/Bel. Border. Missing Air Crew Report 387A. THE JOLLY ROGER.

Last updated: 11. March 2020


B-17 42-5886 / The Jolly Roger Details

More information about B-17 #42-5886 The Jolly Roger, especially the fate of the tail gunner S/Sgt. Joe Schreppel:


B-17 42-5886 / The Jolly Roger Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Paul A. Sommers KIA
CP 2LT Herbert W. Brown KIA
BOMB 2LT Henri S. Walker POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Bruno M. Gallerani EVD
RO T/SGT Olin L. Wieneke KIA
BT S/SGT James H. Brown POW
WG S/SGT Larry B. Stokes POW
WG S/SGT Parker F. Crabtree KIA
TG S/SGT Joe Schreppel KIA

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