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Select a record category from RECORDS above. When you have selected a category, you will see search options for that category above the record list. 

Most fields require at least three characters. When you submit your query, the search engine will return all records that contain your search term.

Note that when searching for an aircraft serial number, you must enter the full serial number without the leading "4" and without a dash in the Aircraft SN search field. For example, you would enter 42-37772 as 237772.

The Personnel name field searches both last and first names, so if you enter the search term, "Russ", the search engine will return both Russell Abel and James Russell.

You narrow the search by entering more characters into the search field. For example, "Russ" returns many hits. "Russell" returns fewer hits. The same principle applies to all queries.

The POW and KIA categories are list only and are not searchable.

Crew PILOT: Denzil  NAAR

Denzil Naar Crew (left to right)
Standing: Owens, Poczes, Quinn, O'Hare, Herlihy, Fults
Kneeling: Wilson, Naar, Latta, Bott
Photo courtesy of Denzil Naar (October 2006)

Crew Members:

Crew 1

NBR Person Position Status
1 CAPT Denzil NAAR P CPT
2 LT William V. WILSON CP CPT
3 LT Robert H. LATTA NAV CPT
4 LT Harry F. BOTT BOM POW
5 T/SGT Andrew R. POCZOS TTE CPT
6 T/SGT Cecil R. FULTS ROG CPT
7 S/SGT John R. O'HARE BTG CPT
8 S/SGT Dewey W. QUINN WG CPT
9 S/SGT Napoleon H. OWEN WG CPT
10 S/SGT Charles J. HERLIHY TG CPT

PHOTOS:

Newspaper Article about flipping B-17 upside down and surviving.  (Courtesy of Matt Mabe)

Article in Stars and Stripes of Denzil "Tail Spin" Naar miraculous recovery of an out of control B-17