B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-38457 / Nine Lives

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38457 / Nine Lives


  • RCL: LN-F

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B-17 43-38457 / Nine Lives

Delivered Cheyenne 4/8/44; Lincoln 15/8/44; Grenier 2/9/44; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN- ] Thorpe Abbotts 3/9/44; Missing in Action Hamburg 31/12/44 with Bill McNab, Co-pilot: Nelson Vaughn, Henry Ethridge, Duane Rench, Francis Seyfried (5 Killed in Action); Jack Berkowitz, Ray Comer, Joe Chadwick, Ball turret gunner: Ed Woodall (4 Prisoner of War); mid air coll with 42-31987 (100BG) which came up to fill a gap in the formation after another ship went down, both aircraft were locked together and crashed Rustringen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 11359. NINE LIVES.


B-17 43-38457 / Nine Lives Details

Kollision in der Luft mit B-17 #42-31987 ‚Shilaylee‘ aka ‚The Little Skipper‘ am 31. Dezember 1944. Beide Maschinen verkeilte ineinander und stützen so auch ab.


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