B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97901 / Helena

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97901 / Helena



Geschichte der
B-17 42-97901 / Helena

Delivered Tulsa 30/3/44; Kearney 28/5/44; Dow Fd 6/6/44; Assigned 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 7/6/44; Missing in Action Varrelbusch A/fd 19/3/45 with Rich Koprowicz, Co-pilot: Stan Elkins{Wounded in Action}, Navigator: Doug Bryson, Bombardier: Sgt Bill Fraser, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Rohrer{Wounded in Action}, Radio Operator: John Owens{Wounded in Action}, Ball turret gunner: Mountford Griffith, Waist gunner: Russell Saas,Tail gunner: Ryland Winfrey (9 Returned to Duty); force landed Radomsko, Pol; Salvaged 28/3/45. Crew stayed with Russians until May flying back to base on a repaired B-17 from Poltava. No MACR. HELENA.

Zuletzt aktualisiert: 9. August 2021


B-17 42-97901 / Helena Crew

Position Rang Name Status Bemerkung
P --- Richard Koprowicz RTD
CP --- Stanley Elkins RTD
ENG/TT --- James Rohrer RTD
RO --- John Owens RTD
BT --- Mountford Griffith RTD
WG --- Russell Saas RTD
TG --- Ryland Winfrey RTD
TOG --- William Fraser RTD

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