B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97318 / Dinah Might

B-17 #42-97318 / Dinah Mightzoom_in

Susan McCracken


  • RCL: DS-S

MACR: 8898


History of
B-17 42-97318 / Dinah Might

Delivered Cheyenne 18/2/44; Gr Island 8/3/44; Grenier 20/3/44; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-S] Polebrook 7/4/44; Missing in Action 47m Brux 12/9/44 with Bob Lopert, Bombardier: Chas Surges (wia), Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Larry Goodman, Radio Operator: Alton Dreyer, Ball turret gunner: Jesse Coe, Waist gunner: Albt Sandlin,Tail gunner: Paul Pomeranz (7 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Darwin Nichols (SS man Karl Loesch got 11 years jail for death of cp, who was shot), Navigator: Fred Dahl (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft left wing exploded, crashed Staaken, Berlin, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 8898. DINA MITE.

Last updated: 21. August 2018


B-17 42-97318 / Dinah Might Details

Photo shows Darwin Nichols in front of ‘Dinah Might’.

Back row, Left to Right:
Sgt. Jesse Coe; 2nd. Lt. Robert C. Lopert;  2nd Lt. Darwin Nichols; 2nd. Lt. James K. Fong (replaced by Charles Surges); 2nd Lt. Fred R Dahl and Sgt. Alton W. Dreyer.

Front row from Left:
Sgt. Albert M. Sandlin; Sgt. Paul Pomeranz and Sgt. Lawrence (Sonny) F. Goodman.


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