History of the
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

Crew 42-97241 / The Expectant Father

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
P2LTEdmund J. ElyPOW
CP2LTFrederick H. PrattPOW
BOMB2LTDavid RiriePOW
ENG/TTS/SGTLeo K. KornoelyKIA
ROS/SGTJohn M. RussellPOW
BTSGTVincent J. MuffolettoPOW
WGSGTConstantine G. ScourbysKIA
WGSGTHarvey L. RingerKIA
TGSGTThomas NeillKIA

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  1. von Tommy Crist jr. am 07. September 2019 3:39 Uhr

    I worked on Ed Ely’s house for many years when he lived in Gettysburg PA . He was one of the nicest people I have ever met.

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