B-17 42-5341 'Vicious Virgin' and crew. 427BS, 303BG.
Rear L-R: Ingvald Iverson, Dick DuBell, Ed Woddrop, Elton Jenkins, Chas McClain.
Front L-R: Unkn, Unkn, Bill Valis, Unkn, Bill Watts.
Military | Captain | Group Leader
Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Hanover in B-17 42-3158 'Max'; Shot down 29-Apr-44 Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4471 Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), PH.
Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME
Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
1 December 1943 on return from mission to Solingen, Germany, B-17 #42-31243 ran out of fuel and ditched in the English Channel where ASR took them to Manston. 10 Returned to duty (RTD). Pilot was Allan Eckhart (or Eckart).
Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bombardier
Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 30+missions. On 26-Nov-43 mission to Bremen, B-17 42-5177 'Fast Worker Mk II' was attacked by ME109 and made emergency landing at Attlebridge, Norfolk. RTD ...
Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.
Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions.
Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer
Flew on 'Winning Run' a B-17 that crash landed after all 4 engines gave out, while returning from raid on Stuttgart on 6 Sept 43. It ran out of fuel. Many of the other B-17's were low on fuel that day, 10 out of 19. This particular plane was written up...
Military | Captain | Co-Pilot / Pilot
Enlisted in RCAF, flying as Sgt pilot instructor for RAF, transferred to USAAF. Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x combat missions. Completed tour, volunteering for additional 6 x missions. Returned to US to re-train on B-29's, killed in bizarre...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Denver 16/12/42; West Palm Beach 9/1/43; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GH-Q] Molesworth 7/2/43; severe battle damaged Bernberg 20/2/44 with Bob Hullar, Co-pilot: Capt Dick Dubell, Navigator: Elmer Brown, Bombardier: Jim McCormick, Flight engineer/top...
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