Information about this photograph:

  1. Aircraft No: 43-37527
  2. Tail Letter: X
  3. Fuselage ID: N7-X
  4. Group/Squadron: 398th, 603rd
  5. Official Name of Aircraft: The Prowler
  6. Date of Photograph: 6 July 1944
  7. Photo Location: RAF Penshurst Kent
  8. Crew at time of Photograph: Sleaman Crew
  9. Final Disposition of A/C: Crashed 6th July 1944 at RAF Penshurst Kent, Sleaman Crew
  10. Interpretive Comments: This B-17 crashed in England after a 398th mission to Cauchie D'Ecques, France.
  11. Related Information: Additional information about this crash can be found in the Veteran's Personal History Section, 603rd Squadron: The Sixth Mission by Jim Haas, Bombardier.

See also:

  1. James R. Haas, 398th Bombardier - 603rd Squadron Video Interview (1 h 1m 54s)

The Sleaman Crew at the time of the crash:

  1. 2nd Lt. Harry Sleaman, Pilot
  2. 2nd Lt. Leonard Waring, Co-pilot
  3. T/Sgt. Elwood Davis, Engineer

Before the crash, these Sleaman Crew members bailed out in England :

  1. John Allare, Navigator
  2. James Haas, Bombardier
  3. T/Sgt. Elwood Davis, Engineer
  4. Lorjo Gennaro, Radio Operator
  5. Vern Kling, Ball Turret
  6. Leon Weber, Waist Gunner
  7. Harley Roark, Waist Gunner
  8. Robert Adkins, tail gunner.

Source Information:

  1. Photo Source: The Geoff Rice Photo Collection
  2. Photo Reference:
  3. Photographer: Unknown
  4. Information compiled by the 398th Web team with special thanks to Geoff Rice and James Haas.
  5. If you would like to add information about this photograph, please contact our Aircraft Photo Coordinator. Please include the title.