B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-39999 / Bataan Avenger

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39999 / Bataan Avenger

Hersteller:
Lockheed/Vega

MACR: 5831

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Geschichte der
B-17 42-39999 / Bataan Avenger

Delivered Long Beach 1/11/43; Kearney 30/11/43; Assigned 49BS/2BG Amendola 9/12/43; Missing in Action St Etienne, Fr, 26/5/44). A/c caught fire and forced to turn back, but fire eventually put out and radio operator Cutsinger helped pilot to fly to Corsica and made forced landing; repaired and returned to base. Missing in Action mission to Brux, Czech. 20/10/44. Aircraft ran out of gas, ditched Adriatic, crew all OK and picked up by Catalina. Missing Air Crew Report 5831. BATAAN AVENGER.

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