B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97872 / Rosie’s Sweat Box

B-17 #42-97872 / Rosie’s Sweat Boxzoom_in

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Manufacturer:
Lockheed/Vega

Missions: 24

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History of
B-17 42-97872 / Rosie’s Sweat Box

Delivered Tulsa 22/3/44; Hunter 16/5/44; Dow Fd 25/5/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-A] Deenethorpe 1/6/44; crashed on take off Dutch flak inst. 17/9/44 with Francis Cooke, Co-pilot: Paul Clark, Navigator: Chas Werner, Bombardier: Frank Jorgensen, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Wilford Dahlin, Radio Operator: Bill Weston, Ball turret gunner: Joe Page, Waist gunner: John Browning,Tail gunner: Walt Ambrogetti (9KOM); hit the Weldon/Oundle Road, Northamptonshire, and exploded with full load of gas and bombs. Salvaged. ROSIE’S SWEAT BOX.

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B-17 42-97872 / Rosie’s Sweat Box Details

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B-17 42-97872 / Rosie’s Sweat Box Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Francis E. Cooke KIA
CP 2LT Paul H. Clark KIA
BOMB 2LT Frank W. Jorgensen KIA
ENG/TT CPL Wilford M. Dahlin KIA
RO CPL William E. Weston KIA
BT SGT Joseph L. Page Jr. KIA
WG CPL John R. Browning KIA
TG CPL Walter J. Ambrogetti KIA

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