B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5806

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5806

Hersteller:
Lockheed/Vega

  • RCL: SO-Y

MACR: 288

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Geschichte der
B-17 42-5806

Delivered Long Beach 15/2/43; Smoky Hill 23/3/43; with Rueben Neib, force landed Olmstead 6/4/43 after slight mid-air collision; Tinker 24/5/43; Dow Fd 19/6/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-Y] Grafton Underwood 3/7/43; Missing in Action Gelsenkirchen 12/8/43 with Bob Swank, Ball turret gunner: Carl Johnson, Waist gunner: Pete Sorbo, Waist gunner: Chas Richey (4 Killed in Action), Co-pilot: Bill Hoffmeyer, Navigator: Harry Bolin, Bombardier: Newell Perkins, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Russell Kosse, Radio Operator: Bill Mattoon,Tail gunner: J.D. Martin (6 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Vollmershofen-Heidgen, six miles SW of Bonn, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 288.

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