B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-6086 / My Blonde Baby

B-17 #44-6086 / My Blonde Babyzoom_in



  • RCL: VK-L

MACR: 8172


History of
B-17 44-6086 / My Blonde Baby

Delivered Tulsa 27/4/44; Kearney 9/5/44; Grenier 21/5/44; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-L] Molesworth 27/5/44; Missing in Action Cologne 15/8/44 with Oliver B. Larson, Co-pilot: George Kersting, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob O’Connor, Radio Operator: Don Mullaney, Ball turret gunner: Chas Sweeney, Waist gunner: Hubt Holland,Tail gunner: Norbert Philson (7 Prisoner of War); Navigator: John Gard (evaded capture); Bombardier: John Draves (KIA-chute caught on wreckage); enemy aircraft, crashed Seffern, N of Bitburg, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 8172. MY BLONDE BABY.

Last updated: 11. June 2022


B-17 44-6086 / My Blonde Baby Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Oliver B. Larson POW
CP 2LT George B. Kersting POW
BOMB 2LT John L. Draves KIA
ENG/TT S/SGT Robert E. O’Connor POW
RO S/SGT Donald F. Mullaney POW
BT SGT Charles R. Sweeney POW
WG SGT Huber D. Holland POW
TG SGT Norbert M. Philson POW

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