B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-3495

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3495
  • RCL: TU-C

MACR: 1981

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Geschichte der
B-17 42-3495

Delivered Denver 17/7/43; Rapid City 8/7/43; Assigned 510BS/351BG [TU-C] Polebrook 20/9/43; Missing in Action {9m} Cognac/Bordeaux 31/12/43 with Ralph Saville, Co-pilot: Bill Playford, Bombardier: Alphonse Elsaesser, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Gilbert Morris, Radio Operator: George Leonard, Ball turret gunner: John Myrick{suffered frozen feet in Pyrenees, Spain, ret. UK & hospitalised} Waist gunner: George Kelly,Tail gunner: Irvin Gassaway (7 evaded capture), Navigator: Ray Light, Bombardier: Alphonse Elsaesser, Waist gunner: Sid Pulver{sev. wia} (3 Prisoner of War); flak, crash landed Saint-Seurin de Cadourne, 15 miles NE of Hourtin Vandice, 30 miles NW Bordeaux, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 1981.

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