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42-5133

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 29/2/42; West Palm Beach 7/1/43; Assigned 342BS/97BG Biskra 15/1/43; Chateau-du-Rhumel 3/2/43;

This aircraft supposedly was lost on 17 April 1943 over Palermo. The crew consisting of Harold P Schirmer, William F Murray Jr, Arthur J Price, Vernon J Reed, Jack D Stout, Louie Rosetti, Charles H Starin, Howard Pollock, Clarence P Somers and John V Lyons were all killed in action in the incident. However this crew are also documented as being lost on the same date on B-17 42-2982

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Aircraft

  • 42-2982

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered West Palm Beach 7/1/43; Assigned 342BS/97BG Chateau-du-Rhumel 3/43; Pont-du-Fahs 1/8/43; Depienne 15/9/43; Cerignola 20/12/43; Amendola 16/1/44; ...

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Units

  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...

  • 342nd Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 February 2020 12:52:17 Emily Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, aircraft associations and unit associations
Sources

Associated units from description. Further information about the aircraft, including markings from B-17flyingfortress.de and Joe Baugher

Amended description to reflect that it is not clear which aircraft William F Murray and his crew crashed on. According to a relative of Harold Schirmer on this page, and information on Find a Grave they flew this aircraft 52-5133, however they are listed on the Missing Air Crew Report for B-17 42-2982

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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