B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-24603 / Green Hornet

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24603 / Green Hornet


  • RCL: BN-Y

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B-17 41-24603 / Green Hornet

Assigned with a combat crew on 10-Sep-42 at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas then moved to Dow Field, Bangor, Maine 9-Oct-42; Arrived at Molesworth, UK on 22-Oct-42. Missing in Action 23-Jan-43 while on a mission to bomb the port area and U-Boat pens at Lorient, France. Three engined were knocked out by flak over the target and then it was shot down by FW-190 fighters. All the crew baled out but the Pilot and Co-Pilot stayed with the aircraft because they only had one usable parachute between them and made a crash landing at Kergolay near Motreff, France The Tail Gunner, SSgt Joseph L. Markiewicz had been wounded but managed to bale out and was captured, but he died of his wounds on 12-Feb-43. 5POW 1POW-DIC 4EVD No MACR issued.

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