447th Bomb Group Association
42-31125, No Regrets, a
B-17G-1-BO built in Seattle in September 1943, was one of the original
Harvard planes, ferried to Rattlesden in November 1943 by the Lowry
crew. It flew only a single combat mission, on December 31, 1943 with
the Lt. Milton Moore crew on board.
photographed with the Lowry crew
at Harvard AAB in November 1943.
The official report on the mission made the following notation:
Of the 20 A/C dispatched, one (1) was lost in the immediate vicinity of the target just after bombs away. Observers in the formation reported that A/C #125, pilot Lt. M.R. Moore, pulled away in flames, evidently the result of a flak burst, spun down, and broke up in the air. Five (5) chutes were reported.
|As listed in MACR 1769, A/C 42-31125 No Regrets|
|Pilot||2Lt Milton R. Moore||POW|
|Copilot||2Lt James M. Coleman||KIA|
|Navigator||2Lt Jerome Abrams||POW|
|Bombardier||2Lt David J. Botello||POW|
|Top Turret||T/Sgt Ted J. Troy||KIA|
|Radio Operator||T/Sgt John R. Reagan||POW|
|Ball Turret||S/Sgt Daniel J. Norton Jr||POW|
|Left Waist||S/Sgt Edward L. Knapp||EVD|
|Right Waist||S/Sgt Wilbur R. Teapole||KIA|
|Tail Gunner||S/Sgt Harrell G. Strawn||POW|