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B-17G 'Little John' of the 92nd BG - 327th UX-J serial 42-97314 BS with her crew, shot taken on the 2nd May 1944.

Front row L-R - S/Sgt Sam Johnston (Ball Turret), S/Sgt Joseph Topolosky (Bombardier), Sgt George Keith (Tail Gunner), TSgt Henry Kramer, and Pvt Claude D Wier.

Back Row L-R - SSgt Milt Powell (waist Gunner), Lt. Richard Funk (Co-pilot), Lt. Victor Trost (Pilot), Lt Franklin Burks (Navigator), & Lt. Bill Honacker (Flight Eng & Top Turret Gunner).

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People

  • Franklin Burks

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-17 #42-97314 'Pop'. Landed in Sweden, Interned (INT).

  • Richard Funk

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-17 #42-97314 'Pop'. Landed in Sweden. Interned (INT).

  • Bill Honaker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-17 #4297314 'Pop. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Samuel Johnston

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-17 #4297314 'Pop. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • George Keith

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-17 #42-97314 'Pop'. Landed in Sweden, Interned (INT).

  • Joseph Topolosky

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Bombardier; Togglier
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-17 #4297314 'Pop. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned. ...

  • Victor Trost

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-17 #4297314 'Pop. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

Aircraft

  • 42-97314 Little John

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/2/44; Rapid City 4/3/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 26/4/44; no ops, transferred 327BS/92BG [UX-J] Podington 7/5/44; Missing in Action Posen 29/5/44 with Vic Trost, Co-pilot: Dick Funk, Navigator: Franklin Burks,...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 January 2019 00:15:40 RayWells Created entry with caption, person associations and aircraft associations
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