B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-24617 / Southern Comfort

B-17 #41-24617 / Southern Comfortzoom_in


  • RCL: WF-J

History of
B-17 41-24617 / Southern Comfort

Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-J] Presque 19/10/42; Grafton Underwood 25/10/42; fire & severe battle damaged over Rotterdam shipyards 31/3/43 with Hugh Ashcraft, Co-pilot: Bill Lakey, Navigator: Bert Wells, Bombardier: Jim Moberley, Radio Operator: Doug Glover, Ball turret gunner: Ray Armstrong, Waist gunner: Jim Patterson, Waist gunner: Frank Corser,Tail gunner: Frank Hilsabeck (9 Returned to Duty); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Steve Gogoyla Killed in Service -killed when slipped out of his chute after nearing Tolleshunt Major, a couple of miles away; pilot eventually brought the ship staggering back to crash land in woods at Beacon Hill, near Wickham Bishops, Witham, Ex., UK.; sal 1/4/43. SOUTHERN COMFORT.

Last updated: 10. October 2018


B-17 41-24617 / Southern Comfort Details

‘Southern Comfort’ appears  is the Memphis Belle – Documentation with a damaged tail. From minute 31:00 to 31:06.


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