B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-24565 / Rambling Wreck aka Idaho Potato Peeler

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24565 / Rambling Wreck aka Idaho Potato Peeler

Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: BN-P

MACR: 1157

Missions: 28

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History of
B-17 41-24565 / Rambling Wreck aka Idaho Potato Peeler

Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-P] Bangor 9/10/42; Molesworth 25/10/42; force landed RAF Chipping Warden 23/1/43 with Ross Bates, 10RTD; Missing in Action 28m Gelsenkirchen 5/11/43 with Ambrose Grant, Co-pilot: Frank Ball, Navigator: Jim Berger, Bombardier: Marion Blackburn, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Tony Kujawa, Radio Operator: Ed Sexton, Ball turret gunner: Chester Petrosky, Waist gunner: Harry Kraft,Tail gunner: Francis Anderson (9 Prisoner of War), Waist gunner: Joe Bauer (Killed in Action); flak hit crashed Wouw, four miles W of Roosendal,Holl. Missing Air Crew Report 1157.THE RAMBLIN’ WRECK aka IDAHO POTATO PEELER.

Last updated: 17. March 2018

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