Air Service Command
|Pilot Lt. Col Walter P. Piehl, O-230257 5th ASC HQ (MIA / KIA) WI
Engineer SSgt Cortez A. Beal, 34190024 5th ASC HQ (MIA / KIA) TN
Co-Pilot Maj Alan C. Attebery, O-664493 5ASC HQ (MIA / KIA) MS
Radio SSgt Henry Y. Willis, 34058608 5ASC HQ (MIA / KIA) FL
Crew Chief TSgt Edgar W. Elseman, 17004297 5ASC (MIA / KIA) NB
Passenger Major Robert H. Barnes, O-900048 5th ASC HQ (MIA / KIA) AR
Passenger Major Victor De F. Henriques, O-280216 5th ASC HQ (MIA / KIA) CA
Passenger Captain Russell G. Helmer, O-393337 5th ASC HQ (MIA / KIA) PA
Passenger Captain Fred J. Lewis, O-925168 (5th ASC HQ (MIA / KIA) CA
Passenger Captain Paul V. McKnight, O-1576369 (5th ASC HQ (MIA / KIA) OH
Passenger Captain Wendell Root, O-413266 HQ 58AirSerGrp (MIA / KIA) NY
Passenger Lt Winton D. Witmer, O-567120 HQ 58SerGrp (MIA / KIA) CA
Passenger Lt John C. Campbell, O-857274 HQ 58SerGrp (MIA / KIA) PA
Passenger 2nd Lt. Roland J. Hickey, O-2036113 5th ASC HQ (MIA / KIA) TN
Passenger WOJG Dawson L. Hutchison, W2114954 5th ASC HQ (MIA / KIA) MS
Passenger SSgt August J. Bachor, 32225289 5th ASC HQ (MIA / KIA) NY
Passenger Sgt William R. Ray, 13107567 5th ASC HQ (MIA / KIA) PA
Passenger Cpl Noel L. Lowe, 34608243 5th ASC HQ (MIA / KIA) NC
Passenger PFC Clyde Hopkins, 34732682 5th ASC HQ (MIA / KIA) TN
MIA July 8, 1944
On January 28, 1942 one of five B-17s that took off piloted by Bleasdale on a bombing mission against Singapore.
On February 3, 1942 one of nine B-17s that took off from Djogjakarta Airfield at 9:30am piloted by Bleasdale on a bombing mission against enemy shipping off Balikpapan. Flying in three plane elements at 30,000' the formation encountered bad weather and bombing results were unknown. Returning, the formation was intercepted by Japanese fighters. Aboard this B-17, Pfc Arthur T. Lowry had oxygen trouble and passed out and died. Another crew member who went to his aid also passed out. This bomber was unable to descend to a lower altitude without leaving the protection of the formation.
On February 28, 1942 one of three B-17s that took off from Madioen Airfield piloted by Evans with bombardier Sgt Reeves on a bombing mission against the Japanese eastern invasion force off Java. B-17E 41-2449 aborted the mission. The two remaining B-17s bombed from 28,000' and claimed one transport sunk and another damaged and returned to Madioen Airfield.
On April 25, 1942 took off piloted by Sargeant as the lead B-17 flying a bombing mission against Rabaul.
By August 1942, the lower Bendix remote turret was inoperable and was removed and was replaced by a board with a fake gun barrel sticking out.
Next, assigned to 43rd Bombardment Group, 64th Bombardment Squadron. Nicknamed "Queenie" honor of pilot Lt Roger Kettleson’s wife. The nickname was painted by Lucky Stevens on the nose.
Later assigned to the 403rd Bombardment Squadron.
Later, this B-17 was assigned to the 5th Air Force Service Command.