History of the
B-17 #42-97626 / Contrary Mary

Delivered Denver 10/1/44; 1SAG Langley 13/2/44; Presque Is 11/3/44; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-M] Bassingbourn 27/4/44; 324BG; transferred 601BS/398BG [3O-Q] Nuthampstead 6/44; Missing in Action Hamburg 18/6/44 with Ralph Halter, Navigator: Capt Harry Kravif, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clint Loveland, Radio Operator: Ed Goesel, Maj John Weibel (398BG Dep. CO as misson lead pilot), Lt Bob Parsons R.R. of 91BGTail gunner: John Burns (7 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Dick Sherman, Ex Navigator: Bob Bunning Ex nav, Bombardier: Art Harris,Tail gunner: John Burns (3 Prisoner of War); 398BG crew; flak set #1 ablaze & wing came off, crashed Fleestedt, SE of Harburg, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 5996.

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