B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97228 / GI Jive

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97228 / GI Jive


  • RCL: JD-G

MACR: 3871


History of
B-17 42-97228 / GI Jive

Delivered Cheyenne 9/2/44; Gr Island 23/2/44; Presque Is 12/3/44; Assigned 988BG Nuthampstead 16/3/44; transferred 545BS/384BG [JD-G] Grafton Underwood 31/3/44; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 13/4/44 with George Poole, Co-pilot: Bob Butler, Bombardier: Des Dillingham, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Gus Mazzaccaro, Radio Operator: Bill Marshall, Ball turret gunner: Herman Hoskins, Waist gunner: Cleo Martino, Waist gunner: Bill Brennan,Tail gunner: Ed Holland (9 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Morris Kantor (KIA- killed during fighter attack); enemy aircraft, crashed Messbach, near Billings, 11 miles SE of Darmstadt, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 3871. G.I. JIVE.

Last updated: 4. November 2017


B-17 42-97228 / GI Jive Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT George L. Poole Jr. POW
CP 2LT Robert A. Buttler POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Augustine F. Mazzaccaro POW
RO T/SGT William Marshall POW
BT S/SGT Herman Hoskins Jr. POW
WG S/SGT Cleo J. Hartlino POW
WG S/SGT William M. Brennan POW
TG S/SGT Edward J. Holland POW
TOG T/SGT Desmond Q. Dillingham POW

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