B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97174 / Joanne

B-17 #42-97174 / Joannezoom_in

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Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: GD-P

MACR: 5993

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History of
B-17 42-97174 / Joanne

Delivered Cheyenne 3/2/44; Nashville 19/2/44; Hunter 23/2/44; Grenier 17/3/44; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-P] Ridgewell 7/4/44; on Berlin mission 24/5/44 with John Williams was hit by debris from two colliding B-17s which burned off surface fabric of rudders and elevator,Tail gunner: Jack Ross (POW- bailed out when he thought aircraft was doomed). Missing in Action 12+m Berlin 21/6/44 with Roy Pendergist, Co-pilot: Joe Lawless, Navigator: Bob Harvey, Bombardier: Eloy Heniff, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Malcolm Muir, Radio Operator: Herb Salzseider, Ball turret gunner: Joe Wilson (7 Prisoner of War); Waist gunner: Harry Lehman,Tail gunner: Byron King (2 Killed in Action); flak, crashed Wagnitzer Zootzen forest, 11 miles N of Nauen, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 5993. JOANNE.

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B-17 42-97174 / Joanne Details

24 May 1944: was hit by debris from two colliding B-17s of the 381stBG which burned off surface fabric of rudders and elevator. But returned to base. Tail gunner: Sgt. Jack N. Ross bailed out when he thought aircraft was doomed and became POW.

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