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Crew PILOT: Charles L.  PETERSEN

 The Charles L. Petersen crew: Top; (Left to Right) Charles L. Peterson, James D. Keeffe, James F. Jones and Carl J. Phillips. Bottom; Paul Zima, Andrew L. Addison, Corwin E. Alspach, Richard J. Sawaya and James L. Heller. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

MACR: 05383 CR: 05383

Crew Members:

Crew 1

NBR Person Position Status
1 F/O Charles L. PETERSEN P KIA
2 LT James D. KEEFFE CP KIA
3 LT Elmer H. VISHION NAV KIA
4 LT James F. JONES BOM KIA
5 T/SGT Carl J. PHILLIPS TTE KIA
6 T/SGT Paul ZIMA ROG KIA
7 S/SGT James L. HELLER BTG KIA
8 SGT Andrew L. ADDISON WG POW
9 S/SGT Richard J. SAWAYA WG KIA
10 S/SGT Corwin E. ALSPACH TG KIA

PHOTOS:

Headstone for Crew of F/O Charles L. Petersen.  

75-4122 is a bomb bay door assembly. As you can see many parts were build by sub-contractors. Briggs built a lot of B-17 parts. Courtesy of Georges Buougois

337591 B-17G Engine found by Georges  Bourgios

337591 B-17G 2nd Engine found by Georges  Bourgios