B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-6697

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6697

Hersteller:
Douglas

MACR: 13245

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Geschichte der
B-17 44-6697

Delivered Lincoln 20/10/44; Grenier 27/10/44; Assigned 429BS/2BG Amendola 8/11/44; Missing in Action Ruhland 22/3/45 with John Pierik, Co-pilot: Bob Steele, Navigator: Harry Taylor, Bombardier: John Yatsco (4 Killed in Action); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Rich Benjamin, Radio Operator: Ray Levesque, Ball turret gunner: Vernon Burger, Waist gunner: Tony Zevenbergen, Waist gunner: Chas Redford,Tail gunner: Wilbur Jaffke (6POW, all strafed while descending but not hit); flak damage, but on way down the ship was attacked by Russian Air Force P-39s, crashed near Salzbrun, Germany; Missing Air Crew Report 13245.

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