B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97904 / Lady Jeannette

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History of
B-17 42-97904 / Lady Jeannette

Delivered Tulsa 31/3/44; Kearney 29/5/44; Dow Fd 6/6/44; Assigned: 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 7/6/44 WHY WORRY; MIA Saarbrucken 9/11/44 Pilot: Donald Gott, Co-Pilot: Bill Metzger, Radio Operator: Bob Dunlap, Tail Gunner: Herman Krimminger (4KIA); Bombardier: Joe Harris, Navigator: John Harland, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Russell Gustafson, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Foss, Waist Gunner: Bill Robins; flak, crashed Hattonville, Fr.; Salvaged. 18/11/44. LADY JEANETTE.

Last updated: 8. March 2020


B-17 42-97904 / Lady Jeannette Details

Tail gunner Herman Bruce Krimminger opened his chute to early and his chute went over the tail. He then was trapped by his chute and was killed.


B-17 42-97904 / Lady Jeannette Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Donald J. Gott KIA MoH
CP 2LT William E. Metzger Jr. KIA MoH, his first mission
BOMB 2LT Joseph F. Harms RTD
ENG/TT T/SGT Russell W. Gustafson RTD
RO T/SGT Robert A. Dunlap KIA
BT S/SGT James O. Fross RTD
WG S/SGT William R. Robins RTD
TG S/SGT Herman Bruce Krimminger KIA

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