B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-107205 / The Ruptured Duck

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-107205 / The Ruptured Duck


  • RCL: DF-O

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B-17 42-107205 / The Ruptured Duck

Delivered Tulsa 20/3/44; Kearney 2/4/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned 602BS/398BG [K8-F] Nuthampstead 9/4/44; 600BS [N8-F]; request to be declared WW in July 44 was refused and ship was transferred 324BS/91BG [DF-O] Bassingbourn 9/8/44; Missing in Action 3+m Nuemunster 13/4/45 with Elbert Weeks Wounded in Action, Navigator: Lloyd Everett, Bombardier: Marvin Wachtsheim, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Henry Saunders, Radio Operator: Bernard Bintz, Ball turret gunner: Ben Benigno, Waist gunner: Chas Librizzi,Tail gunner: Joe Albury (8 Returned to Duty); Co-pilot: Gilbert Willis (Killed in Action); damaged when two other B17s exploded in mid air, but force landed on a French US A/fd; Salvaged 17/4/45. THE RUPTURED DUCK.

Zuletzt aktualisiert: 27. Juli 2017


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