B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-3092 / Strato Sam (Toughest Crew That Ever Flew)

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3092 / Strato Sam (Toughest Crew That Ever Flew)


  • RCL: VP-T

MACR: 399


Geschichte der
B-17 42-3092 / Strato Sam (Toughest Crew That Ever Flew)

Delivered Cheyenne 18/2/43; Dow Fd 23/5/43; Assigned 533BS/381BG [VP-T] Ridgewell 4/43 with Capt Bob Post, Bob Nelson, Fred Nudell engineer, Harry Baylerian radio, Capt Joe Murray S-2, M/Sgt Andy Banas line chief, S/Sgt Joe Johnson elec/spec, Cpl Adrian Johnson AFCE spec, S/Sgt Olin David bomb sight maint, Lt Jim Morrison ARC nav; Missing in Action 7m Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Jim Hudson, Co-pilot: Bill Grant, Navigator: Ron Delaney, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ed Vaughn, Radio Operator: Dave Pinsky, Ball turret gunner: John Vaughn, Waist gunner: Ford Thueson, Ball turret gunner: Jim Wakefield,Tail gunner: George Doyle (9 Prisoner of War), Bombardier: Ken Robinson (KIA, chute lines tangled in aircraft and unable to jump); shot down by enemy aircraft, crashed Pesch, four miles SW of Munsterreifel, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 399. STRATO SAM (TOUGHEST CREW THAT EVER FLEW).


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