History of the
B-17 #41-24589 / Texas Bronco

B-17F 41-24589 “Texas Bronco” was assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-R] Dow Field, Bangor 15-Sep-42; with Gene Ellis, wrecked, while turning plane into takeoff position, tail wheel ran off runway causing tail section severed from rear bulkhead, 5-Oct-42, repaired and sent to Bassingbourn 11-Oct-42; On 4-Feb-43 while on a mission to bomb the marshalling yards at Hamm, Germany the target was obscured by clouds and the port area of Emden, Germany was attacked as a target of last resort. Aircraft sustained damage from flak and fighter attacks and crashlanded on the beach at Terschelling Island, Holland. 2KIA 8POW MACR 15124. Aircraft flew 6+missions. Salvaged by Luftwaffe at Utrecht, Holland.

Details 41-24589 / Texas Bronco

Texas Bronco (41-24589 OR-R), Stupen-Taket (41-24549 OR-Q), Pennsylvania Polka (41-24544 OR-L) in tight formation.

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Texas Bronco (41-24589 OR-R), Stupen-Taket (41-24549 OR-Q), Pennsylvania Polka (41-24544 OR-L) in tight formation.

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  1. von Frank P Grande am 01. November 2019 13:02 Uhr

    I am searching for pictures and records of my father, a ball turret gunner who flew 52 missions over Italy and Germany. I believe his plane was shot down once or twice, Papar Doll & Dorothy. I have his silk color chart from his ditch bag, along with his medals and clusters. Any help would be greatly appreciated. He passed away in 2004.

    I served 6 years in the US Navy, 1983 – 1989
    capfrank@gwi.net

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  2. von b17flyingfortress.de am 01. November 2019 13:16 Uhr

    Hello Frank,

    what’s your father’s name?
    Any information about his unit?

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