42-3221 Whaletail

A crashed B-17F Flying Fortress (GD-E, serial number 42-3221) of the 534th Bomb Squadron, 381st Bomb Group , 29 July 1943. Official caption on image:'(GAD-126-2-381)(29-7-43)(A/C 3221 - Type B17F).' Printed caption beneath image: ' Squadron: 334th. Type of aircraft: B-17F. No.: 42-3221. Date of Mission: 29/7/43. Type of Damage: General - (propellers, engines, fuselage etc.). Damage By: Crash Landing. 0908.' Handwritten caption on reverse: '3221 'E' 381st BG 534th BS. Pilot 1st Lt. D. Lisnon. C/L 3 engines

Object Number - FRE 4866 - A crashed B-17F Flying Fortress (GD-E, serial number 42-3221) of the 534th Bomb Squadron, 381st Bomb Group , 29 July 1943. Official caption on...

Delivered Cheyenne 1/4/43; Dow 23/5/43; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-E] Ridgewell 29/5/43 with Dexter Lishon, Co-pilot: Don Rutan, Navigator: Darrell DeBolt, Bombardier: Bob Gluck, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Canute Johnson, Radio Operator: Ivan Tieman, Ball turret gunner: Lloyd Riddle, Waist gunner: Clarry Madison, Waist gunner: John Pedrosky, Tail gunner: Bill Marques; sustained battle damaged Kiel 5+m 28/7/43 with Major Art Briggs, Co-pilot: Dexter Lishon, Navigator: Capt Norman McKay, Bombardier: Lester Schneider, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Labusheivicz, Radio Operator: Fred Smith, Ball turret gunner: Edwin Johnson, Waist gunner: Russ Batholomae, Waist gunner: John Kratzer, Tail gunner: Lt Claus Neeley (10 Returned to Duty); crash landed Thetford, Nfk., with three engines out Salvaged. WHALETAIL.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 381st Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Air base

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 20600721
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-416993
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37197647
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 20500924
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-434855
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot

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Revisions

Date20 Jan 2020 18:07:05
Contributorphil marchese
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Marchese, FLYING FORTRESS 1936 1945

Date18 Jan 2020 20:27:27
Contributorjmoore43
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Added another space in the A/C “Description” for readability.

Date18 Jan 2020 20:26:25
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a space in the A/C “Description” for readability.

Date28 Dec 2019 00:03:23
Contributorjmoore43
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Added the nickname and a connection to the tail gunner listed in the decription.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:42
ContributorAAM
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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