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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 26/6/42; with Capt Jim Barnett to Hickam 28/7/42; Assigned 26BS then 93BS/19BG Mareeba, Aus 31/7/42; transferred 63BS/43BG Torrens Creek, Aus; Iron Range, Aus 17/10/42; Milne Bay, NG 23/11/42; Mareeba, Aus 21/1/43; the usual pilot Lt James T. Murphy being instrumental in the development of skipbombing; Missing in Action on mission from 7 Mile Drome to Horn Is and return 26/3/43 with Capt Stan Loewenberg, Co-pilot: Brig. Gen. Howard Ramey (5AF BC CO), Navigator: Capt Jim Griffin, Bombardier: Bill Lief, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Collier, Radio Operator: Ortis Quaal, Waist gunner: Bob Stith, Waist gunner: Harry Johnson,Tail gunner: Marvin Berkowith, three pass-Lt Comm Ferdinand Mannoccir (USN), Lt Col Harold Chaffin, Pfc George Hopfield (12 Killed in Action). Missing Air Crew Report 15499. Found Feb 2007. SNOOPY aka PLUTO.


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:02 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log