B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97195 / Miss Minneapolis

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97195 / Miss Minneapolis

Hersteller:
Boeing

  • RCL: AW-Q

MACR: 7741

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Geschichte der
B-17 42-97195 / Miss Minneapolis

Delivered Cheyenne 5/2/44; Kearney 24/2/44; Presque Is 11/3/44; Slated 452BG, Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-Q] Snetterton 13/3/44; Missing in Action Magdeburg 4/8/44 with Jim Wynne, Co-pilot: Jack Velie, Bombardier: John Collins, Radio Operator: John Wilkie, Ball turret gunner: Roy Miller,Tail gunner: Joe Pekar (6 Killed in Action); Navigator: Bob Gilden, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Tom Bonner, Waist gunner: Bill Knox (3 Prisoner of War); flak hit on bomb run and exploded, crashed Wittstadt, SW of Wesermunde, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 7741. MISS MINNEAPOLIS.

B-17 42-97195 / Miss Minneapolis Details

Hit by flak near the IP with #3 engine on fire. As was the right wing and A/C left formation in a spin. It was seen to split up into two parts and blew up upon hitting the ground.

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