B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-38053 / Cap’n Crow

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-38053 / Cap’n Crow

Hersteller:
Douglas

  • RCL: XR-G
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Geschichte der
B-17 42-38053 / Cap’n Crow

Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; Wendover 20/12/43; Assigned 457BG Glatton 10/2/44; transferred 349BS/100BG [XR-G] Thorpe Abbotts 21/1/44; soon after t/off to Berlin 7/5/44 with Ralph Wright, Co-pilot: Jack Raper, Navigator: Rich Curran, Bombardier: Carl Herman, Waist gunner: Randy Moore (5 Killed in Action); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Alden Madsen, Radio Operator: Bob Montonado, Ball turret gunner: John Pontzious, Waist gunner: Jack Willburn,Tail gunner: Alf Bridges (5RTD all inj); flares began to explode en route, fire broke out and ship crashed Herringfleet Hall, Lowestoft, Sfk. UK; sal 8/5/44. JENNY LEE aka CAP’N CROW.

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