B-17G-15-DL 42-37873

710th SQ — F

42-37873, photographed at Dubendorf Switzerland on July 12, 1944.


Forced landing at Dubendorf on July 11, 1944. Aircraft and crew interned; subsequently scrapped at Kingman, Arizona in 1946.



Delivered Denver 28/9/43; Gr Island 21/10/43; Assigned 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 25/11/43; Missing in Action Munich 11/7/44 with Bob Jacobs, Co-pilot: Frank Pollard, Navigator: Jim Burkhart, Bombardier: Tom Winborne, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Granville Newton, Radio Operator: John Tennant, Ball turret gunner: Ed Wellnitz, Waist gunner: Art Cooper, Waist gunner: Lou Joseph, Tail gunner: Bob Scott (10 INT); flak, dropped out of formation with #2 smoking; force landed Dubendorf, Switz; Missing Air Crew Report 7223. Returned to the USA 1377 BU Grenier 13/9/45; 4185 BU Independence 30/11/45. Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 12/12/45.


According to Missing Air Crew Report 7223.

Robert Jacobs Pilot
Frank Pollard Co-pilot
Jim Burkhart Navigator
Tom Winborne Bombardier
Granville Newton Flight engineer/top turret gunner
John Tennant Radio Operator
Ed Wellnitz Ball turret gunner
Art Cooper Waist gunner
Lou Joseph Waist gunner
Bob Scott Tail gunner







710SQ; 709SQ; HARVARD; FTR Munich 7/11/44 w/Jacobs; flak, f/l Dubendorf, Switz; 10INT; RetUS 9/13/45; RFC Kingman 12/12/45; see Aircraft Gallery 2

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