B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-24399 / Man O’ War

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24399 / Man O’ War

Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: OR-V

MACR: 148

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History of
B-17 41-24399 / Man O’ War

Delivered Bangor 13/7/42; with Earl Shaefer force landed Olmstead, PA 20/8/42; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-V] Bassingbourn 23/9/42; Missing in Action Kassel 30/7/43 with Keene McCammon, Co-pilot: John Bruce (2 Prisoner of War), Navigator: Bob Duggan, Bombardier: Dan Ohmankilled after bailing through barn roof, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Americo Cianfichi, Radio Operator: Doug Blackwood, Waist gunner: Harry Sparks, Waist gunner: George Krueger, Ball turret gunner: Mike Perotta,Tail gunner: Hermon Poling (8KIA-most riddled descending in their chutes); aircraft hit by flak and enemy aircraft, crashed Opijnen, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 148. MAN O’ WAR.

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