42-32096 HANGOVER

B-17G-10-BO 42-32096

711th SQ

 

Wesley Huckins, Pilot.

 

Delivered Cheyenne 23/1/44; Kearney 5/2/44; Presque Is 18/2/44; Assigned 711BS/477BG Rattlesden 22/2/44.

 

Missing in Action Augsburg 16/3/44.

Wesley Huckins Pilot POW
George Preas Co-pilot POW
Art Durante Navigator POW
Bob Davis Ball turret gunner POW
Alan Reid Waist gunner POW
Dan Carroll Tail gunner POW
Walt Chudleigh Bombardier KIA (chute failed)
Earl Merritt Flight engineer/top turret gunner KIA
Rick Krecker Radio Operator Evaded capture
Ken Downie Waist gunner Evaded capture

Missing Air Crew Report 3187. Crashed Ferme de Longchamps, 2km NW of Perthes, seven miles W of Saint-Dizier, France.

 

 

 

 


711SQ; FTR Augsburg 3/16/44 w/Huckins; e/a, cr Orconte, Fr; 2EVD 2KIA 6POW (OLB)

Some information and/or images sourced from the American Air Museum database

Missing in Action Augsburg 16/3/44 with Wesley Huckins, Co-pilot: George Preas, Navigator: Art Durante, Ball turret gunner: Bob Davis, Waist gunner: Alan Reid, Tail gunner: Dan Carroll (6 Prisoner of War); Bombardier: Walt Chudleigh, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Earl Merritt (chute failed) (2 Killed in Action); Radio Operator: Rick Krecker, Waist gunner: Ken Downie (2 evaded capture); enemy aircraft, crashed Ferme de Longchamps, 2km NW of Perthes, seven miles W of Saint-Dizier, France. Missing Air Crew Report 3187.