B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30711 / Fertile Turtle Myrtle

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30711 / Fertile Turtle Myrtle


  • RCL: PY-G/H

MACR: 2253


Geschichte der
B-17 42-30711 / Fertile Turtle Myrtle

Delivered Denver 16/7/43; Gore 28/7/43; Watertown 31/7/43; Kearney 3/8/43; Topeka 12/8/43; Scott 13/8/43; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-G/H] Alconbury 31/8/43; crash landed RAF base 28/1/44 with Art Pickers; Missing in Action Frankfurt 29/1/44 with Jim Holdren, Co-pilot: Bob Baughan, Navigator: Ewald Huebscher, Bombardier: Norman Wolff, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jesse Irving, Radio Operator: Earl Goewert, Ball turret gunner: Ron Preston,Tail gunner: Ray Deverse (8 Killed in Action); Waist gunner: Chas Galloway, Waist gunner: Chas Anderson (2 Prisoner of War); Enemy aircraft shot up nose section, crashed Le Noiriez, near Genech, ten miles SE of Lille, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 2253. FERTILE TURTLE MYRTLE.

Zuletzt aktualisiert: 4. November 2017


B-17 42-30711 / Fertile Turtle Myrtle Details

“We were attacked by a group of fighters some head on and some from tail. We were outnumbered and their firepower ripped the ship to shreds. All but Galloway and myself were in their positions, dead.”

Sgt. Charles Anderson, MACR #2253


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