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42-5179

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 6/10/42; West Palm Beach 12/1/43; Assigned 352BS/301BG Ain M'Lila 22/2/43; St Donat 6/3/43; Missing in Action 4m Palermo 22/3/43 with Jim Hair, Miers, Partriquain, Seman, Burns, McLaughlin (6 Killed in Action); Yonych, Cook, Upton (3 Prisoner of War); flak, exploded taking out Me-109. Missing Air Crew Report 16153. JUNIOR.

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  • Edwin Byrnes

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 301st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on raid to Palermo in 'Junior' #42-5179, regularly flew 'Holey Joe' #41-24352

  • Emmet Cook

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 301st Bomb Group
    Flew with the 8th AF from Chelveston for 10 missions, without fighter escort, then transferred to North Africa in 1942 to help the 15th AF. We still were assigned to the 8th. These were the first daylight missions for the 8th AF, Flew on Plane 'Holey...

  • James Hair

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 301st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed flying 'Junior' #42-5179 On raid to Palermo. Earlier on 9 August 1942, B-17 #41-23347 'Stork' was first plane loss for 301st when Lieutenant Hair was forced to make a wheels-up landing at RAF Station Church Lawford due to...

  • Jimmy McLaughlin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 301st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed on 22 Mar 43 in 'Junior' #42-5179 on Mission to Palermo also flew on 'Holey Joe' #41-24352

  • Lonnie Miers

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 301st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on raid to Palermo in 'Junior' #42-5179 Regular plane was 'Holey Joe' #41-24352 Earlier on 9 August 1942, B-17 #41-23347 'Stork' was first plane loss for 301st when Lieutenant Hair was forced to make a wheels-up landing at RAF...

  • Louis Patriquin

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Gunner; Engineer | 301st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on raid to Palermo in 'Junior' #42-5179. Regulary flew on 'Holey Joe' #41-24352

  • Andrew Seman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 301st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed on mission to Palermo in 'Junior' #42-5179, also flew on 'Holey Joe' #41-24352

  • Douglas Upton

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 301st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed on 22 Mar 43 in 'Junior' #42-5179, was on regular crew of 'Holey Joe' #41-24352

  • Alexander Yonych

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 301st Bomb Group
    Flew out of Chelveston, bombing Lille, France, had 2 engines shot up. Barely landed on 2 engines outside of Lourdes on field still under construction. While flying out of Bishoa, Africa on loan to the 15th AF, went on bomb raid to Palermo, Italy. Plane...

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Date Contributor Update
04 February 2020 03:05:30 jmoore43 Changes to production block number and manufacturer
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Added producrion & manufacturer info per info found at
https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/b17/42-5179-junior/

Date Contributor Update
04 February 2020 01:11:17 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames
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Added the nickname mentioned in the A/C “Description”.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:54 AAM AAM ingest
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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