B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-39997 / Big Mike aka Frenchy’s Folly

B-17 #42-39997 / Big Mike aka Frenchy’s Follyzoom_in

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Hersteller:
Lockheed/Vega

  • RCL: VP-R

Einsätze: 100

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Geschichte der
B-17 42-39997 / Big Mike aka Frenchy’s Folly

Delivered Long Beach 29/10/43; ass 533BS/381BG [VP-R] Ridgewell 13/1/44 as BIG MIKE; on mission to Leipzig Pilot: George Hansen, Radio Operator: Ed Senk (KIA); sustained severe battle damage on Rheims mission 2/5/44, but repaired by many volunteers over weeks, including fitting an F-model wing on a G aircraft. When it passed all tests, assigned back in action completing 100 missions, before returning to States, 121 BU Bradley 30/5/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 21/10/45; Scrapped: Kingman 28/11/45. FRENCHY’S FOLLY.

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