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B-17 Flying Fortress

364BS/305BG [WF-S/N] Bangor 19/10/42; Grafton Underwood 29/10/42; Missing in Action Kiel 19/5/43 with Carroll MacCauley, Co-pilot: Adrian Lyon, Radio Operator: Jim Shaw, Ball turret gunner: Elsa Spiva, Waist gunner: John Lukacovic, Waist gunner: Alex Laird (6 Killed in Action); Navigator: Kurt Von Gruben, Bombardier: Heywood Sawyer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Schonberger,Tail gunner: Jack Milton (4 Prisoner of War) enemy aircraft, ditched shallow waters SW of Husum, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 15329.



  • Carl Morales

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    15-Sep-42 Assigned as Pilot, with crew, to B-17F #41-24562 [VK A] "Sky Wolf", 303BG/358BS at Kellogg Field, Battle Creek, Michigan. 10-Oct-42 Moved with "Sky Wolf" and crew to Dow Field, Maine in preparation for deployment to the UK. 16-Oct-42 Arrived...

  • John Schonberger

    Military | Top Turret Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 19 May 1943 in B-17 # 4124573. Plane crashed into North Sea. POW

  • James Shaw

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 19 May 1943 in B-17 41-24573. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA). See detailed biography at


  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...


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Date Contributor Update
26 May 2020 00:26:46 dlukey22 Changes to nicknames

42-24573 The Baby

Date Contributor Update
15 April 2019 09:37:58 Emily Changes to nicknames

Nickname given in Missing Air Crew Report, on Find a Grave

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:03 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log