B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-102419

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102419


  • RCL: IJ-E

History of
B-17 42-102419

Delivered Cheyenne 2/3/44; Hunter 16/3/44; Nashville 23/3/44; Dow Fd 12/4/44; Assigned 709BS/447BG [IJ-E] Rattlesden 20/4/44; crashed on take off for mission 28/6/44 with Tom Brown, Co-pilot: Bob Jacobs, Navigator: Herbert Wolf, Bombardier: T/Sgt Tom Middleton, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Melvin Hann, Radio Operator: Peter Karp, Ball turret gunner: Francis Peisel, Waist gunner: John Chernega, Waist gunner: Joe Chebeta,Tail gunner: George Felsing (10 Returned to Duty); mechanical fault led to fire break out, and call to bale out; crash landed a few miles away at Woolpit, Suffolk, UK 28/6/44, Salvaged.

Last updated: 26. August 2018


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