B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-102405

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102405


  • RCL: XM-O

History of
B-17 42-102405

Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned: 332BS/94BG [XM-O] Rougham 8/4/44; detailed on training mission 23/4/44 Pilot: Norman Skinner, Co-Pilot: Ken Storey, instr. p-Jack Webb, pass-Pte Don Morgart, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Sam Tudisco, Ball Turret Gunner: Joe Brownlee, Waist Gunner: Bill Copeland, Waist Gunner: Ben Leone, pass-Tom McKeon (9KIA); Radio Operator: Harry Sonnet, Tail Gunner: John Cooney (2RTD); hydraulic fluid started leaking which then caught fire and crew found no extinguishers on board, crashed Cooper’s Farm, Lawshall, Sfk, UK. Salvaged. 24/4/44.

Last updated: 11. May 2019


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