B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97255

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97255

Hersteller:
Boeing

MACR: 3777

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Geschichte der
B-17 42-97255

Delivered Cheyenne 11/2/44; Kearney 4/3/44; Grenier 10/3/44; Assigned: 563BS/388BG Knettishall 12/3/44; MIA Rostock 11/4/44 Pilot: Bill Osterkamp, Co-Pilot: Leo Hughes, Navigator: Ken Perlitch, Bombardier: Harry Solomon, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Newell Ballard, Radio Operator: Elwood Tobias, Ball Turret Gunner: Leo Collins, Waist Gunner: George Taylor, Waist Gunner: Jim Evans, Tail Gunner: Jim Whitehead (10KIA-one body hit stabilizer); Enemy aircraft, crashed Baltic Sea off Rostock, Germany. MACR 3777.

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B-17 42-97255 Crew

Position Rang Name Status Bemerkung
P 2LT Wilbur V. Osterkamp KIA
CP 2LT Leo L. Hughes KIA
BOMB 2LT Harry Solomon KIA
ENG/TT S/SGT Newell M. Ballard KIA
RO S/SGT Elwood R. Tobias KIA
BT SGT Leo L. Collins KIA
WG SGT George Walter Taylor KIA
WG SGT James F. Evans KIA
TG SGT James A. Whitehead KIA

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