B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-6606

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6606


MACR: 11542


Geschichte der
B-17 44-6606

Delivered Lincoln 21/9/44; Grenier 12/10/44; Assigned 20BS/2BG Amendola 19/10/44; detailed bombing Schwechat Oil Refinery in Vienna 21/1/45 with Pilot: Alvin Notheis, Co-pilot: B.L. Bill, Navigator: Paul Stephens, Bombardier: Bill Scott, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Koden, Radio Operator: Bob Cheney, Ball turret gunner: Bob Train, Waist gunner: Paul Surprenant, Waist gunner: Vic Lennon, Tail gunner: Lewis Waters. All 10 Returned to Duty. Slightly damaged when crash-landed field near Debreczen, Hungary; eventually Russian engineering personnel use a tail wheel from German aircraft to repair B-17 which crew flew to Miskoloz airfield where ship was serviced and fuelled for ride back to base; Returned to the USA Bradley 12/7/45; Independence 16/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 7/1/46. Missing Air Crew Report 11542.


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