B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-9051 / Flaming Maybe

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-9051 / Flaming Maybe



History of
B-17 41-9051 / Flaming Maybe

Assigned 342BS/97BG Polebrook 3/42; 327BS/92BG Bovingdon, then 326BS [UX-O] (?407)] /9/42; col with 41-9021 in taxi accident with Roland Sargeant 25/6/43; repaired and transferred 813BS/482BG Alconbury 1/9/43; detailed UK navigation operation 14/9/43, with Capt Bill Anderson{813 CO), Co-pilot: Bob Sudbury, Navigator: Capt Ray Oeftiger, Bombardier: Ray Diltz, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bryson Hills, Radio Operator: Bob Jacobsen, passengers: Lts Theo Doe, Clarry Ballagh, Majors Tom Henderson{482BG}, Henry Williams{1BW} (10 Killed in Service); crashed Skiddaw Mountain, 20 SSW Carlisle at Keswick, Cumb.; Written off 21/1/44. FLAMING MAYBE.

Last updated: 10. October 2018


B-17 41-9051 / Flaming Maybe Details

Collision with B-17 #41-9020 on 9th October 1942


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