B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-102421

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102421


  • RCL: CQ-M

MACR: 4254


History of
B-17 42-102421

Delivered Cheyenne 2/3/44; Gr Island 16/3/44; Presque Is 2/4/44; Assigned: 709BS/447BG [CQ-M] Rattlesden 6/4/44; MIA Berlin 29/4/44 Pilot: Chas Dowler, Co-Pilot: Vern Arnold, Navigator: Fred Kleps, Bombardier: George Kramer, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Sandy Conti, Radio Operator: Francis Brownson, Ball Turret Gunner: George King, Waist Gunner: Larry Steinhafel, Tail Gunner: John Marabito (9KIA); Waist Gunner: Ken Shimp (POW); Enemy aircraft hits caused aircraft to explode, crashed two miles NW of Weferlingen, ten miles N of Helmstedt, Germany. MACR 4254.

Last updated: 26. August 2018


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