B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-24504 / Taurus aka The Sad Sack

B-17 #41-24504 / Taurus aka The Sad Sackzoom_in



  • RCL: DF-D

Missions: 42


History of
B-17 41-24504 / Taurus aka The Sad Sack

Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-D] Bangor 30/8/42; Bassingbourn 26/9/42; battle damaged Ludwigshafen 22/3/43 with Chas Cliburn, who brought her back to crash landed RAF Lt Horwood, (10 Returned to Duty); 42m Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 15/3/44; en route from from UK to Dallas, US, 3/5/44 with Bob Lewis, Co-pilot: Bill Gates, Navigator: Wes Cofer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Howe, Radio Operator: Bob Knap, pass:- Capt Gerald Carverinj, Lts Emmett Gilbert (inj), Hugh Midgett, Bob Connor, Jack Compf, Dan Teschworth (11 Returned to Duty); power failure caused force landed two miles W of Kraffi, Ivory Coast 3/5/44; repaired and Returned to the USA for war bond tour. TAURUS aka THE SAD SACK.

Last updated: 5. April 2019


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