History of the
B-17 #42-5985 / Mr. Smith

Delivered Long Beach 11/6/43; Gore 7/7/43; Dow Fd 19/7/43; Assigned 549BS/385BG [XA-R] Gt Ashfield 20/7/43; Missing in Action Hamburg 20/6/44 with Joe Montgomery, Navigator: Milton Shalinsky, Bombardier: Santo Caruso, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Martin, Radio Operator: Yoris Cottongim, Ball turret gunner: John Hadzega, Waist gunner: Leo Allard, Waist gunner: John Davis,Tail gunner: Frank Sutula (9 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Sam Levy (Killed in Action); #2 & #3 sustained damage, then another feathered, crashed Neuenwalde, 12 miles S of Cuxhaven, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 5899.

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