B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-102450 / Paisano

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102450 / Paisano


  • RCL: QW-K

MACR: 12889

Missions: 85


History of
B-17 42-102450 / Paisano

Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Dow Fd 7/4/44; Assigned 96BG Snetterton 7/4/44; transferred 336BS/95BG Horham 8/4/44; with W.G. Helm force landed A-71 Clastres, France 29/12/44; 85m, Missing in Action Chemnitz 3/3/45 with Bob Duncan, Co-pilot: Tom Harvey, Navigator: Rudi Kelody, Bombardier: Sgt Elbert McKernan, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chester Bohlender, Radio Operator: Edwin Peter, Ball turret gunner: John Carr, Waist gunner: Harvey Wirth,Tail gunner: Courtney Kelly, (9 Killed in Action); mid air coll with 42-97376 (384BG), crashed Schonbeck, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 12889. PAISANO.

Last updated: 12. April 2018


B-17 42-102450 / Paisano Details

Mid air coll with B-17 #42-97376 on 03 March 1945, crashed Schonbeck, Ger. 9 KIA.


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