B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97178 / Sweet Mama

B-17 #42-97178 / Sweet Mamazoom_in



  • RCL: JD-N

MACR: 7279


History of
B-17 42-97178 / Sweet Mama

Delivered Cheyenne 7/2/44; Gr Island 17/2/44; Grenier 13/3/44; Assigned 96BG Snetterton 15/3/44; transferred 545BS/384BG [JD-N] Grafton Underwood 16/3/44; Missing in Action Augsburg 19/7/44 with Gerald Heim, Co-pilot: Franklin Mueller, Navigator: Fred Pratt, Bombardier: Larry Warren, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ed Morris, Ball turret gunner: Buford Butcher,Tail gunner: Martin Seibert (7 Killed in Action); Radio Operator: Bob Harbrecht, Waist gunner: Henry Bailey (2 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft set #1 on fire, aircraft exploded, crashed bank of Isar River near Wolfratshausen, SW of Munich, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 7279. SWEET MAMA.

Last updated: 26. August 2018


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