The Joker: B-17F 42-29888

Tony Ince's Adopted Aircraft

Back Row Left to Right

Thomas J. Murphy
Tail Gunner
Harry J. Thorpe Waist Gunner
Marvin L. Pease Radio Op. Gunner
Julio J. Aqualino Waist Gunner
Wallace B. McGaughey 2nd Radio Op / Ball Turret Gunner
Arnold G. Hone Flight Engineer / Top Turret Gunner

Front Row Left to Right

Martin I Honke, Jr. Navigator
Arthur M. Sample Co-Pilot
William J. Baltrusaitis Pilot
Carl D. Potter Bombadier

B-17 #42-29888 JOKER #1 Flew 50 missions and was returned to the U.S.A. to sell War Bonds. I know nothing of what happened to it after that.
This aircraft was assigned to the 532nd Bomb Squadron, 381st Bomb Group; one of 40 B-17s assigned to the 381st that survived the war and returned to the U.S.A. It has been said that it also may have been used to train new troops.

Wally B McGaughey - 2001