B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-39994 / Snort Stuff

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39994 / Snort Stuff


  • RCL: LD-D

MACR: 3031


Geschichte der
B-17 42-39994 / Snort Stuff

Delivered Long Beach 29/10/43; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-D] Thorpe Abbotts 16/12/43; Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with Sam Barrick, Co-pilot: Ira Munn, Navigator: Jim Guerrini, Bombardier: Jim Brady, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Walfred Johnson, Radio Operator: Clifton Barton, Ball turret gunner: Ed Marlin, Waist gunner: Fred Thorpe, Waist gunner: Bill Dixon,Tail gunner: Hugh Fantone (10INT-ret UK 9/44); enemy aircraft KO’d two engines, one afire and prop eventually fell off after unable to be feathered, force landed Bulltofta, Sweden, escorted in by two Swedish AF fighters; Missing Air Crew Report 3031. Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 20/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 24/7/45; 237 BU Kirtland 16/12/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Albuquerque 7/1/46. SNORT STUFF.


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