B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5915 / Cash & Carry

B-17 #42-5915 / Cash & Carryzoom_in



  • RCL: DI-J

MACR: 860 / KSU/ME/KU: 511A

Missions: 11


History of
B-17 42-5915 / Cash & Carry

Delivered Long Beach 7/5/43; Denver 14/5/43; Geiger 26/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Dow Fd 13/7/43; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-J] Framlingham 15/7/43; Missing in Action (11m) Munster 10/10/43 with Bob McGuire, Co-pilot: Glenn Oster, Navigator: Albt Drouhard, Bombardier: Jack Nosser, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Herschel Rasco, Radio Operator: Joe Chassaing, Ball turret gunner: Hershel McFeely, Waist gunner: George Hodgins, Waist gunner: Norman Augerr,Tail gunner: Cliff Strang (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, with wing on fire and #1 engine out, crashed Quantwick, near Ahaus, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 860. CASH & CARRY.

Last updated: 1. August 2021


B-17 42-5915 / Cash & Carry Details

From the interrogation of the crew of 1Lt. Bruce R. Rileys:

Ship No. 915 in lead element fell out of formation. No. 1 engine on fire. As it started down, two chutes were seen. Ship seemed under control. Probably hit by flak.

Source: MACR 860


B-17 42-5915 / Cash & Carry Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Robert A. McGuire, Jr. POW
CP 2LT Glenn M. Oster POW
BOMB 2LT Jack E. Nosser POW
ENG/TT S/SGT Hershel T. Rasco POW
RO S/SGT Joseph E. Chassaing, Jr. POW
BT S/SGT Hershel N. McFeely POW
WG S/SGT George T. Hodgins POW
WG S/SGT Norman A. Auger POW
TG S/SGT Clifford E. Strang POW

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