B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5896

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5896


MACR: 16


History of
B-17 42-5896

Delivered Long Beach 27/4/43; Gt Falls 4/5/43; Kearney 30/5/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned 549BS/385BG Gt Ashfield 18/5/43; disappeared en route from Gander, Nfd. To UK 28/6/43 with Rich Gilder, Co-pilot: Jean Souffront, Navigator: Ponce Leon, Bombardier: Fred Morton, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill De Elmo, Radio Operator: Don Differding, a/ettg-Regis Funk, a/ro-Delmas Morrison, g-Dick Gaither,Tail gunner: Leroy Ogline (10 Killed in Service). Missing Air Crew Report 16.

Last updated: 7. July 2020


B-17 42-5896 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Richard W. Gilder KIS
CP 2LT Jean Henri Souffront KIS
BOMB 2LT Fred F. Morton KIS
ENG/TT PVT William F. DeElmo KIS
RO S/SGT Don S. Differding KIS
BT PVT Regis B. Funk KIS
WG SGT Delmas Morrison KIS
WG SGT Richard M. Gaither KIS
TG SGT Leroy R. Ogline KIS

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