B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97124 / The Joker

B-17 #42-97124 / The Jokerzoom_in

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Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: JD-M

MACR: 3870

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History of
B-17 42-97124 / The Joker

Delivered Cheyenne 29/1/44; Kearney 20/2/44; Presque Is 27/2/44; Assigned 457BG Glatton 11/3/44; transferred 545BS/384BG [JD-M] Grafton Underwood 12/3/44; Missing in Action Augsburg 13/4/44 with Herb Swenson, Co-pilot: Don Smith, Navigator: Chas White, Bombardier: Austin Dunning, Radio Operator: Clarry Wieseckel, Waist gunner: Don Brown (6 evaded capture); Ball turret gunner: Gordon McIntosh, Waist gunner: Ralph Sack,Tail gunner: Ed Zabinski (3 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Young (KIA-in enemy aircraft attack); enemy aircraft, crashed Berismenil, near Laroche-en-Ardenne, 12 miles N of Bastogne, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 3870.

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B-17 42-97124 / The Joker Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Herbert T. Swanson EVD
CP 2LT Donald O. Smith EVD
BOMB 2LT Austin W. Dunning EVD
ENG/TT S/SGT James H. Young KIA
RO S/SGT Clarence M. Wieseckel EVD
BT SGT Gordon W. McIntosh POW
WG SGT Donald M. Brown EVD
WG SGT Ralph W. Sack POW
TG SGT Edward F. Zabinski POW

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