B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5397

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5397


MACR: 1200


Geschichte der
B-17 42-5397

Delivered Cheyenne 2/12/42; New Castle 15/12/42; Assigned 352BS/301BG Biskra 9/1/43; Ain M’Lila 17/1/43; St Donat 6/3/43; Oudna 6/8/43; 61 missions. Transferred to 49BS/2BG Massicault 14/11/43; Missing in Action on 1st mission, to Eleusis airfield, Athens 18/11/43 with Dick Flournoy, Co-pilot: Joe Cotton, Navigator: Jim Wagner, Bombardier: Ernie Skorheim, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Russ Leonard, Radio Operator: Jack Farley, Ball turret gunner: Bob Steel, Waist gunner: Ed Nowak, Waist gunner: Fred Glor,Tail gunner: Tom Reich (10 evaded capture); Crash landed on Corfu; eventually the Greeks rowed them to the mainland, then finally an Italian sub-chaser took the crew to Bari, Italy for a spell in hospital; Missing Air Crew Report 1200.


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