B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5913 / Shack Bunny

B-17 #42-5913 / Shack Bunnyzoom_in



MACR: 828 / KSU/ME/KU: 379


History of
B-17 42-5913 / Shack Bunny

Delivered Long Beach 5/5/43; Kearney 30/5/43; Dow Fd 19/6/43; Assigned: 551BS/385BG Gt Ashfield 20/6/43; MIA Duren 20/10/43 Pilot: Lyle Fryer, Co-Pilot: Cliff McIlveen, Navigator: John Durakov, Bombardier: Edwin Rinkenberger, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chester Lisiewski{evaded for a time but captured later}, Radio Operator: Bill Cokins, Ball Turret Gunner: George Good, Waist Gunner: Joe Pittman, Waist Gunner: Fred Browning, Tail Gunner: Dave Carr (10POW); mech trouble, crashed De Slek, two miles S of Echt, Holland. MACR 828. SHACK BUNNY.

Last updated: 2. October 2021


B-17 42-5913 / Shack Bunny Details

Remarks from MACR 828

A/C 913 of this Group was observed turning back at 1358 hours on a course of 15 minutes before bombs away. This was in the vicinity of Chateau d’Ardene, France. No chutes were seen coming from this aircraft.


B-17 42-5913 / Shack Bunny Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Lyle W. Fryer POW
CP 2LT Clifford G. McIlveen POW
BOMB 2LT Edwin D. Rinkenberger POW
ENG/TT S/SGT Chester A. Lisiewski POW
RO T/SGT William G. Cokins POW
BT S/SGT George A. Good POW
WG T/SGT Fred Browning POW
WG T/SGT Joseph F. Pittman POW
TG S/SGT David E. Carr POW

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