Grace....According to Dick Drain's 5th Wing History of Aircraft Assigned....
Your uncle was on :
B-17 42-5133 NO NAME 342 MIA Palermo 17-4-43. Harold Schirmer crew, Murray,Price,Reed,Stout,Rossetti, Starin,Pollock,Somers,LYONS. All KIA. (MACR 3684, 16527).
Excerpt from Venit Hora..The Hour Has Come. The 97th Bomb Group in WW II.
Page 95.. Mission #92..Palermo, Sicily, Docks and shipping. 17 April 1943.
"A plane (342) went done in flames over the target. Two others made forced landings at Bone, N.Africa".
Note : There are "TWO" MACRs on 42-5133. You say you have the MACR...does the MACR match one of the TWO referenced in the 5th Wing History ?
IF not, I suggest you contact LYNN_GAMMA@maxwell.af.mil
and request copies of the two MACRs.
(This may take a while, as the staff has encountered a cutback in personell).
(Lady Luck in the 97th was 42-30169 which was MIA Atzersdorf 24-5-44).
There were THREE LADY LUCKs in the 5th Wing (B-17)
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