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41-24547 Vertigo and Crew. This is the crew that went down on the aircraft on the 1st of May 1943 but the only positively identified one is SSGT Richard E. Shumard Front Row Second Left
It is believed that the positions are as follows.
Back Row L-R King, Robert Shaw (Regular Copilot not on the 1st of May flight), Rand, Sternglanz, Hatch.
Front Row L-R. Kuzoswski, Shumard, Farrar, Wawrzynek, Platt

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  • James Farrar

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 1 May 1943 in B-17 #4124547 'Vertigo. ' In a mission to target uboats, heavy flak and fighters attacked. Plane crashed into Channel about 4 miles off Brest and quickly sank. Farrar was one of 5 survivors to became Prisoner of War (POW)s....

  • David Hatch

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down 1 May 1943 in B-17 #4124547 'Vertigo. ' In a mission to target uboats, heavy flak and fighters attacked. Plane crashed into Channel about 4 miles off Brest and quickly sank. One of 5 survivors to become Prisoner of War (POW)s, he was...

  • Clarence King

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA). Shot down 1 May 1943 in B-17 #4124547 'Vertigo. ' In a mission to target uboats, heavy flak and fighters attacked. Plane crashed into Channel about 4 miles off Brest and quickly sank. 5 survivors became Prisoner of War (POW)s. ...

  • Thaddeus Kusowski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA). Shot down 1 May 1943 in B-17 #4124547 'Vertigo. ' In a mission to target uboats, heavy flak and fighters attacked. Plane crashed into Channel about 4 miles off Brest and quickly sank. 5 survivors became Prisoner of War (POW)s. ...

  • Alvar Platt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner; Assistant line chief
    Shot down 1 May 1943 in B-17 #4124547 'Vertigo. ' In a mission to target uboats, heavy flak and fighters attacked. Plane crashed into Channel about 4 miles off Brest and quickly sank. One of 5 survivors to become Prisoner of War (POW)s, he was...

  • Robert Rand

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA). Shot down 1 May 1943 in B-17 #4124547 'Vertigo. ' In a mission to target uboats, heavy flak and fighters attacked. Plane crashed into Channel about 4 miles off Brest and quickly sank. 5 survivors became Prisoner of War (POW)s. ...

  • Maurice Rosener

    Military | Major | Co-Pilot
    Prisoner of War (POW). . Shot down 1 May 1943 in B-17 #4124547 'Vertigo. ' In a mission to target uboats, heavy flak and fighters attacked. Plane crashed into Channel about 4 miles off Brest and quickly sank. 5 survivors became Prisoner of War (POW)s....

  • Richard Shumard

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA). Shot down 1 May 1943 in B-17 #4124547 'Vertigo. ' In a mission to target uboats, heavy flak and fighters attacked. Plane crashed into Channel about 4 miles off Brest and quickly sank. 5 survivors became Prisoner of War (POW)s. ...

  • Donald Sternglanz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Killed in Action (KIA). Shot down 1 May 1943 in B-17 #4124547 'Vertigo. ' In a mission to target uboats, heavy flak and fighters attacked. Plane crashed into Channel about 4 miles off Brest and quickly sank. 5 survivors became Prisoner of War (POW)s.

  • Walter Wawrzynek

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Bombardier; Togglier
    Shot down 1 May 1943 in B-17 #4124547 'Vertigo. ' In a mission to target uboats, heavy flak and fighters attacked. Plane crashed into Channel about 4 miles off Brest and quickly sank. One of 5 survivors to become Prisoner of War (POW)s, he was...

Aircraft

  • 41-24547 Vertigo

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-P] Bangor 10/9/42; Bassingbourn 11/10/42; Missing in Action 9+m St Nazaire 1/5/43 with Bob Rand, Navigator: Don Sternglanz, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clarry King, Waist gunner: Thad Kusowski,Tail gunner: Dick Shurnard ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 May 2020 22:13:56 RayWells Changes to caption
Sources

Addition to Caption

Date Contributor Update
01 May 2020 21:40:54 RayWells Created entry with caption, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

From the Nephew of Richard Shumard, Jim White

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