History of the
B-17 #42-97179

Delivered Cheyenne 4/2/44; Gr Island 27/2/44; Grenier 10/3/44; Assigned 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 22/3/44; Missing in Action Zwickau 12/5/44 with Reg Pettus, Co-pilot: Ken Ingalls, Navigator: Bill Sing, Bombardier: Albt Hinkle, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jay Glass, Radio Operator: Jim McInis, Ball turret gunner: Walter Siebert, Waist gunner: Dick Szcechowski, Waist gunner: Otha Stanley,Tail gunner: Joe Klaput (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft set wing on fire plus #1 & #2, crew bailed, crashed Budingen, 16 miles SE of Friedberg, NE of Frankfurt, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 4768.

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