B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-24544 / Pennsylvania Polka

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24544 / Pennsylvania Polka

Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: OR-O

MACR: 3557 & 4635

Missions: 7+

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History of
B-17 41-24544 / Pennsylvania Polka

B-17F 41-24544 “Pennsylvania Polka” was assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-O] Bangor 10-Sep-42; Bassingbourn 26-Oct-42; Shot down 4-Feb-43 by fighters 12 miles NW of the tip of Terschelling Island, Holland while on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Hamm, Germany. The marshalling yards were obscured by clouds and the port area of Emden, Germany was attacked as a target of last resort. 10KIA MACRS 3557 & 4635. Flew 7+ missions

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B-17 41-24544 / Pennsylvania Polka Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Alan L. Bobrow KIA
CP 1LT John J. Sanders KIA
BOMB 1LT Norman L. Andrews KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT Paul L. Bass KIA
RO T/SGT Cyril E. Curb KIA
BT T/SGT Bill J. Wheeler KIA
WG SGT Charles E. Blackburn KIA
WG S/SGT Lewis J. Fredericks KIA
TG SGT Edwin R. Campbell KIA

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