B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29699 / Fifi aka Old Battle Axe

B-17 #42-29699 / Fifi aka Old Battle Axezoom_in



  • RCL: SO-D

Geschichte der
B-17 42-29699 / Fifi aka Old Battle Axe

Delivered Cheyenne 5/2/43; 94th Bomb Group Pueblo 18/2/43; Salina 27/2/43; Brookley 19/3/43; Smoky Hill 23/3/43; Presque Is 9/4/43; Assigned 332nd Bomb Squadron/94th Bomb Group [XM-F] Earls Colne 12/5/43 named ‘FIFI’; Rougham 13/6/43; transferred to the 547th Bomb Squadron/384th Bomb Group at Station 106, Grafton Underwood [SO-D] on 16 July 1943; Missing in Action on a mission to Nantes, France, 16 September 1943 with William M. Price III, Co-pilot: Lee B. Coleman, Navigator: Harry Blakely Harvey, Bombardier: Leroy A. Arquette, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Earl R. Beaty, Radio Operator: Robert E. Smith, Ball turret gunner: Daniel Griffin, Waist gunner: James C. Leigh, Waist gunner: Earl James Nelson, Tail gunner: Ralph G. Grant (10 Returned to Duty); Shot down by enemy aircraft and ditched off south coast, all rescued by Air Sea Rescue launch. No Missing Air Crew Report, named ‘OLD BATTLE AXE’.

Zuletzt aktualisiert: 12. Juli 2017


B-17 42-29699 / Fifi aka Old Battle Axe Details

B-17 #42-29699 Fifi aka Old Battle Axe. Screenshot from Memphis Belle Movie (1944)


Kommentar schreiben