B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 40-2055

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 40-2055

Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: AN523
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History of
B-17 40-2055

Delivered RAF [AN523] as part of Lend-Lease; 90 Squadron [WP-D] Polebrook 21-Apr-41; damaged in RAFR Brest mission 16-Aug-41 with Sturmey, Franks, Mulligan, Goldsmith Wounded in Action (4 Returned to Duty); H. Needle, S. Abrose, M.Leahy (3 Killed in Action); attacked by enemy aircraft at 32,000 ft, the highest yet recorded, and crash landed Roborough, Plymouth, Devon, UK. and burnt out. Written off. (Those who died were killed in initial engagement).

Last updated: 3. October 2017

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