B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97778

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97778

Hersteller:
Lockheed/Vega

  • RCL: UX-R, PY-U
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Geschichte der
B-17 42-97778

Delivered Cheyenne 24 February 1944; Denver 2 March 1944; 1SAG Langley 1 June 1944; Dow Field 24 June 1944; Assigned 379BG Kimbolton 15 July 1944; transferred 305BG Chelveston 16 JUly 1944; transferred 327BS/92BG [UX-R] Podington 1 August 1944; transferred 407BS (PY-U). Was flown by Lt Klyza as 92nd BG lead aircraft on the 4 August 1944 mission to Anklam, Germany, with Captain Frederick T. Prasse as Co-Pilot; ground looped with Stephen McDonnell at Watton Airfield 12 January 1945; Transferred 91BG Bassingbourn 7 May 1945; Salvaged 9thAF 18 May 1946; re-assigned AF 30 April 1947; Recl Comp 19 October 1947.

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