B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31892 / I’ll Be Around aka The Skillet

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31892 / I’ll Be Around aka The Skillet


  • RCL: DI-H

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B-17 42-31892 / I’ll Be Around aka The Skillet

Delivered Cheyenne 31/12/43; Kearney 12/1/44; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-H] Framlingham 19/2/44; aircraft suffered oxygen fire while on assembly for Boulogne mission 4/6/44 with Leroy Holmberg, Co-pilot: George Benton, Navigator: Ellis McClintick, Bombardier: Jack Pelton, Radio Operator: Bob Pinkus, Ball turret gunner: Dick Autry, Waist gunner: Jim Gates, Waist gunner: Bob Baldi,Tail gunner: Bill Kick (9 Returned to Duty); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Andy Brown (Killed in Action) ; pilot remained on board in an attempt to land but crashed at Easthorpe, near Colchester, Ex.; rest of crew bailed OK; Salvaged 5/7/44. I’LL BE AROUND aka THE SKILLET.

Zuletzt aktualisiert: 3. September 2018


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