B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5841 / Est Nulla Via In Via Vituti

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5841 / Est Nulla Via In Via Vituti


  • RCL: RD-Y/I

MACR: 519


Geschichte der
B-17 42-5841 / Est Nulla Via In Via Vituti

Delivered Long Beach 15/3/43; Smoky Hill 26/3/43; force landed Dalhart with Wilbur Snow 9/4/43; Dow Fd 10/4/43; Assigned 423BS/306BG [RD-Y/I] Thurleigh 22/4/43; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Martin Andrews, Co-pilot: Keith Rich, Navigator: Gordon Bowers, Bombardier: Bob Huisinger, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ralph Biggs, Radio Operator: Vernon Scott, Ball turret gunner: Guy DiPietro, Waist gunner: Walt Kozlowski, Waist gunner: Elmo Simpson,Tail gunner: Henry Hucker (10INT); two engines sustained flak hits, force landed Magadino-Ticino, Switz. The Swiss air force repaired and test flew aircraft, and handed it back to US after an engine change at end of war! Missing Air Crew Report 519. EST NULLA VIA IN VIA VIRTUTI.(There is no way impossible for courage).

Zuletzt aktualisiert: 5. Mai 2017


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