B-17G-15-DL 42-37874

709th SQ


Delivered Denver 1/10/43; Gr Island 21/10/43; Assigned 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 2/11/43; transferred 548BS/385BG [GX- ] Gt Ashfield 3/11/43; Missing in Action Bremen 29/11/43 with Bill Swope, Co-pilot: Norm Weider, Navigator: Bob Prolow (washed up in dinghy at Whitstable, Kent), Bombardier: Doug Baker, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Stan Robinson, Radio Operator: Dick Street, Ball turret gunner: Jim Harbison, Waist gunner: Earl Robinson, Waist gunner: Elmer Congdon (washed up in dinghy at Whitstable, Kent), Tail gunner: Francis Magner (10 Killed in Action); ran out of fuel, crashed Tessel Is., Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 1532. WHO DAT – DING BAT.





709SQ; tran 385BG 11/2/43

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