B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-39778

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39778


  • RCL: DS-A

MACR: 1717


Geschichte der
B-17 42-39778

Delivered Long Beach 30/8/43; Scott 20/10/43; Assigned 401BG Deenethorpe 5/10/43; transferred 511BS/351BG [DS-A] Polebrook 18/11/43; {3m} Missing in Action Osnabruck 22/12/43 with Lewis Maginn, Co-pilot: Walter Brooks, Bombardier: Wallace Rufeisen, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dave Shrom, Radio Operator: Boyd Baker (5 Returned to Duty), Navigator: Jim McMorrow, Ball turret gunner: Docite Naseau, Waist gunner: Albt Meyer{washed up four months later on English coast}, Waist gunner: Ed Bucceri,Tail gunner: Clarry Rowlinson (5 Killed in Action); flak, ditched North Sea, five rescued by Air Sea Rescue launch. Missing Air Crew Report 1717. LUCKY BALL.

Zuletzt aktualisiert: 11. Februar 2018


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