42-31021 Whirlaway

A crashed B-17 Flying Fortress (WA-K, serial number 42-31021) of the 524th Bomb Squadron, 379th Bomb Group, at Overland Farm, Kent, 2 February 1944. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'P253. B-17, 231021, WA:K, C/L Overland Farm, Kent, 2nd Feb 1944. ICM 80099AC.'

Object Number - FRE 4800 - A crashed B-17 Flying Fortress (WA-K, serial number 42-31021) of the 524th Bomb Squadron, 379th Bomb Group, at Overland Farm, Kent, 2 February 1944....

Delivered Dallas 4/9/43; Scott 25/9/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-K] Kimbolton 22/11/43; targeted Waggum, near Brunswick 30/1/44 with Don McCall, Co-pilot: Chas Gurney, Navigator: Dan Darling, Bombardier: Bob Daniels, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Fiers, Radio Operator: John Cvitkovich, Ball turret gunner: Gene Hively, Waist gunner: Joe Lantigne, Waist gunner: George Skioglio, Tail gunner: Willis Volkening (10 Returned to Duty); on return crash landed Ash, Kent, UK; Salvaged 3/2/44. WHIRLAWAY.

Connections

See how this entry relates to other items in the archive by exploring the connections below.

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 524th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19147913
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 524th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13081881 / O-809547
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 524th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 524th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 524th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35374107
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner

Places

Revisions

Date22 Jan 2020 21:19:41
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added a space in front of the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” for clarity.

Date22 Jan 2020 21:18:50
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added the nickname mentioned in the A/C “Description”.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:36
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

42-31021: Gallery (1 items)