B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-9098

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-9098

Manufacturer:
Boeing

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History of
B-17 41-9098

Delivered Boise and assigned 359BS/303BG Molesworth 10/4/42; transferred 340BS/97BG Polebrook 8/42; detailed on a navigation exercise to Burtonwood, Lancs., the weather was poor, and almost certainly the red warning flares on North Wales border were missed, thus while continuing on their heading and crashed on eastern side of Cadair Berwyn, Llanthawdr Mtn, Wales 11/8/42 with Henry Gilbert, Co-pilot: Bob Beers, Navigator: Larry Schmitt, Bombardier: Leon Philipps, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Stan Aldridge, Radio Operator: Bob Memp, Ball turret gunner: Stanislas Lepa; Waist gunner: Ken Branum, Tail gunner: Wallace Sidders + two pass: Marvin Koepke, Fidel Villareal (11 Killed in Service). Salvaged. First B-17 loss in Britain involving fatalities.

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B-17 41-9098 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Henry L. Gilbert KIS
CP 2LT Robert Earl Beers KIS
BOMB 2LT Leonard Holm Phillips KIS
RO S/SGT Robert A. Kemp KIS
BT M/SGT Stanislas Lepa KIS
WG SGT Kenneth H. Branum KIS
TG SGT Wallace V. Sidders KIS
PASS CPL Marvin A. Koepke KIS
PASS CPL Stanley G. Aldridge KIS
PASS PVT Fidel A. Villarreal KIS

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