History of the
B-17 #42-97440 / Flak Rat II aka Patches

Delivered Denver 16/11/43; Kearney 1/12/43; Presque Is 11/12/43; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-A] Deenethorpe 1/1/44; Missing in Action Oschersleben 30/5/44 with Carleton Wilson, Co-pilot: Curtis Kelley, Navigator: John Connery, Bombardier: Francis Fogarty, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Quinn, Radio Operator: John Gray,Tail gunner: Gerald Pettit(7 Prisoner of War); Ball turret gunner: Bill Passeno, Waist gunner: Jim McMahon, Waist gunner: George Smith (3 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Tweelbake, nine miles W of Bookholzberg, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 5310. FLAK RAT II.

Crew 42-97440 / Flak Rat II aka Patches

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
P1LTCarleton L. WilsonPOW
CP2LTCurtis C. KelleyPOW
BOMB2LTFrancis M. FogartyPOW
ENG/TTT/SGTRobert E. QuinnPOW
ROS/SGTJohn A. GrayPOW
BTS/SGTWilliam W. PassenoPOW
WGS/SGTJames F. McMahonKIA
WGS/SGTGeorge F. SmithPOW
TGS/SGTGerald M. PettitKIA

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