B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31581

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31581



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B-17 42-31581

Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; Paine Fd 28/11/43; Portland 2/12/43; Gt Falls 5/12/43; Kearney 16/12/43; Chicago 21/12/43; La Guardia 22/12/43; Grenier 24/12/43; Presque Is 30/12/43; Assigned Soxo 1/1/44 at Toome, N.I. On a test flight on 13/1/44 it crashed on a hillside near National Children’s Home, at Edgeworth, Bolton, Lancs while flying blind in zero visibility. With Delbert Harris, Co-pilot: Lt McDonald (2 Returned to Duty); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lt. Larry Tracy; Sgt. Tom Kristin, T/Sgt L.B. Woodall & civilian Bill Killough (4 Killed in Service). Salvaged n/battle damaged 2/10/44.


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