B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30089 / Sunny

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30089 / Sunny


  • RCL: EP-K

MACR: 684


Geschichte der
B-17 42-30089 / Sunny

Delivered Cheyenne 9/4/43; Gore 13/4/43; Kearney 22/4/43; Denver 30/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Hill 15/5/43; Dow Fd 28/5/43; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-K] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; Missing in Action Paris 3/9/43 with Rich King, Co-pilot: George Brykalski, Radio Operator: Bob McNight, Ball turret gunner: Rudie Harms, Waist gunner: Don Wise (5 Killed in Action); Navigator: Ernie Anderson, Bombardier: Ed Hovde{lost left leg at the hip}, Waist gunner: Jim Sides,Tail gunner: Heber Hogge (4 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Trafford Curry (evaded capture); flak hits in bomb bay and navigator’s compartment, crashed Beaumont, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 684. SUNNY.


B-17 42-30089 / Sunny Details

Kollision in der Luft mit B-17 #42-30059 ‚Barker’s Burdens‘ am 03. September 1943. Die Wrackteile beider Maschinen trafen die tiefer fliegende B-17 #42-30035 ‚Torchy aka Pasadena‘, welches daraufhin ebenfalls abstürzte.


B-17 42-30089 / Sunny Crew

Position Rang Name Status Bemerkung
P 1st SGT Richard C. King KIA
CP F/O George D. Brykalski KIA
BOMB 2LT Edward H. Hovde POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Trafford L. Curry EVD
RO T/SGT Robert L. McKnight KIA
BT S/SGT Rudolph H. Harms KIA
WG S/SGT Donald E. Wise KIA
WG SGT James M. Sides POW
TG S/SGT Heber Hogge POW

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