B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97241 / The Expectant Father

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97241 / The Expectant Father


MACR: 3776


History of
B-17 42-97241 / The Expectant Father

Delivered Cheyenne 10/2/44; Gr Island 4/3/44; Grenier 20/3/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 22/3/44; MIA Rostock 11/4/44 Pilot: Edmund Ely, Co-Pilot: Fred Pratt, Navigator: Bill Ellis, Bombardier: Dave Ririe, Radio Operator: John Russell, Ball Turret Gunner: Vince Muffoletto (6POW); Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Leo Komoely, Waist Gunner: Harvey Ringer, Waist Gunner: Constantine Scourbys, Tail Gunner: Tom Neill (4KIA-baled over Baltic Sea); Enemy aircraft KOd #1, set fire to radio room, crash-landed Bad Doberan/ Mecklenburg, seven miles W of Rostock, Germany. MACR 3776

Last updated: 16. March 2018


B-17 42-97241 / The Expectant Father Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Edmund J. Ely POW
CP 2LT Frederick H. Pratt POW
BOMB 2LT David Ririe POW
ENG/TT S/SGT Leo K. Kornoely KIA
RO S/SGT John M. Russell POW
BT SGT Vincent J. Muffoletto POW
WG SGT Constantine G. Scourbys KIA
WG SGT Harvey L. Ringer KIA
TG SGT Thomas Neill KIA

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