B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97067 / Black Puff Polly aka Georgia Peach

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97067 / Black Puff Polly aka Georgia Peach

Manufacturer:
Boeing

MACR: 5297

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History of
B-17 42-97067 / Black Puff Polly aka Georgia Peach

Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/44; Gr Island 3/2/44; Presque Is 21/2/44; Assigned: 94BG Rougham 22/2/44; Transferred: 748BS/457BG [Y] Glatton 4/4/44 BLACK PUFF POLLY; MIA Ruhland 28/5/44 Pilot: Rudie Stohl, Co-Pilot: Dave Schellenger, Navigator: John Millham{wia}, Bombardier: Jim Thomas, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Kriete, Ball Turret Gunner: Sheldon Moore, Waist Gunner: Irvin Welling, Waist Gunner: Bill Bemus{wia}, Tail Gunner: Chas Stewart (9POW); Radio Operator: Walter Wagoner (KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Mahndorf, S of Osterholz, near Bremen, Germany. MACR 5297. GEORGIA PEACH.

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B-17 42-97067 / Black Puff Polly aka Georgia Peach Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P --- Rudolph M. Stohl POW
CP --- David W. Schellenger POW
BOMB --- James E. Thomas POW
ENG/TT --- Robert C. Kreite POW
RO --- Walter W. Wagoner KIA
BT --- Sheldon E. Moore POW
WG --- Irwin A. Welling POW
WG --- William F. Bemis POW
TG --- Charles L. Stewart POW

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