B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5172 / Thunderbird

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5172 / Thunderbird

Hersteller:
Boeing

  • RCL: LL-Z

MACR: 15521

Einsätze: 4

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Geschichte der
B-17 42-5172 / Thunderbird

Delivered Tulsa 5/10/42; Salina 21/1/43; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-Z] Bassingbourn 26/3/43; Missing in Action 4m Bremen 17/4/43 with Harry Beasley, Co-pilot: Walt McLain (2 Killed in Action); Navigator: Harry Sipe, Bombardier: Matt Michaels, Radio Operator: Mark Schaefer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jay Franklin, Ball turret gunner: Jim Branch, Waist gunner: John Cagle,Tail gunner: Ed Jediak, Waist gunner: Everett Creason (8 Prisoner of War); flak damage, crew bailed over Bruchhausen, while ship crashed Beckeln, near Harpstedt, 12 miles SW of Bremen,Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 15521. THUNDERBIRD.

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