B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29971

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29971

Hersteller:
Boeing

  • RCL: RD-F

MACR: 819 / KU: 299

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Geschichte der
B-17 42-29971

Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/43; Walla Walla 29/3/43; Metropolitan 13/4/43; Dow Field 30/4/43; Assigned 423BS/305BG [RD-F] Chelveston 23/5/43; damaged in mid-air collision with 42-30221 (306) 8/7/43 with Frank Kackstetter; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Vernon Cole, Radio Operator: Robah Shields, Ball turret gunner: Don Richardson, Waist gunner: Fred Zumpf (4 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Bob Partridge, Navigator: Chas Kuehn, Bombardier: Joe Columbus, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Folk, Waist gunner: Adrien Wright,Tail gunner: Irving Mills (6 Prisoner of War); hit by rocket from JU88, then exploded to crashed Beek, near Maastricht, Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 819.

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B-17 42-29971 Crew

PositionRangNameStatusBemerkung
P1LTVernon K. ColeKIA
CP2LTRobert E. PartridgePOW
BOMB2LTJoseph M. ColumbusPOW
ENG/TTT/SGTRobert D. FolkPOW
ROT/SGTRobah C. Shields jr.KIA
BTS/SGTDonald RichardsonKIA
WGS/SGTFrederick W. ZumpfKIA
WGS/SGTAdrian H. WrightPOW
TGS/SGTIrvine J. MillsPOW

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