B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-24449 / Short Snorter

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24449 / Short Snorter


  • RCL: LL-B

MACR: 3265


Geschichte der
B-17 41-24449 / Short Snorter

‘Short Snorter’ was assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-B] Bangor 31-Aug-42; Bassingbourn 1-Oct-42. On 20-Dec-43 the aircraft was damaged on the mission to Romilly, France with Capt William Harris, but limped back to base OK. 10RTD. Shot down 30-Dec-42 by FW190s shortly after the leaving the target of the U-Boat pens at Lorient, France. Aircraft was set afire and exploded at 21,000 feet. This was the 3rd mission for this aircraft. 10KIA MACR 3265

Zuletzt aktualisiert: 6. Juli 2017


B-17 41-24449 / Short Snorter Crew

Position Rang Name Status Bemerkung
P 1LT William D. Bloodgood KIA
CP 1LT Cecil R. Tabor KIA
BOMB 1LT William S. Chubb KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT Willy H. W. Zeeck KIA
RO --- William H. Steele KIA
BT S/SGT Donald Velasquez KIA
WG S/SGT Arden G. Gearhart KIA
WG --- Hubert B. Buchanan KIA
TG --- William R. Marks KIA

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