#42-30438 B-17 ‘KAN-DO’ served in the 414th Bomber SQUADRON 97th BOMB GROUP (Heavy) 12th Air Force,
The B-17 ‘KAN-DO’ #42-30438 served in the 414th Bomber SQUADRON 97th BOMB GROUP (Heavy) 12th Air Force, when it was lost on October 14, 1943. The crew was, Pilot 1ST Lt. Laird K. Walker (age about 24 Stanislaus County California), Copilot 2nd Lt. Leo L. Magee, Bombardier 2nd Lt. John R. Shores (age about 23 from Illinois) Navigator 2nd Lt Daniel Ulrich, (from New York) Aerial Engineer T/Sgt. Paul H. Fuchs (age about 31 from Illinois), Ball Turret Gunner S/Sgt. John H. Carruthers (age 21, service number 12167714 from Waddington New York), Right Waist Gunner S/Sgt. Wayne E. Herrick, (age about 22,service number 32378392 from OSWEGO County New York) Technical Sergeant Anthony P. Hajkowski 31081453, Tail Gunner S/Sgt. Norman K. Mathews, Left Waist Gunner S/Sgt. John S. Michalik (age about 24, service number 36376022 from Cook County ILLINOIS). Roland Garretson was sick on the October, 14 1943 and T/Sgt. Paul H. Fuchs took his place on the mission.