B-17 Flying Fortress - Foto der B-17 42-102558-photo

B-17 42-102558-photo
Foto der B-17 #42-102558 / Silver Streak

Delivered Cheyenne 14/3/44; Gr Island 30/3/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-W] Thurleigh 13/5/44; crashed on take off for Cologne 15/8/44 with Berle F. Smith, Co-pilot: Warren M. Doman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Robert C. Spry, Ball turret gunner: Charles W. Thomas (5 Returned to Duty); Navigator: Albert J. Trelford, tog-Herbert E. Reichle, Radio Operator: Billy A. Helms, Waist gunner: Thomas H. Davis, Tail gunner: Frederick A. Hesser (5 Killed in Service); slow take off speed was not sufficient, wing clipped a hedge and ship mushed into ground, fire broke out followed later by bombs and fuel exploding; Salvaged. SILVER STREAK.

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