B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-102470

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102470


  • RCL: YB-J

MACR: 5325


History of
B-17 42-102470

Delivered Cheyenne 11/3/44; Gr Island 1/4/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-J] Polebrook 29/4/44; Missing in Action {9m} Ludwigshafen 27/5/44 with Gosta Johnson, Co-pilot: Herb Neumann, Navigator: Bob Schmidt, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Anderson, Radio Operator: Joe Smith, Ball turret gunner: John Dettart, Waist gunner: Ed Kolling,Tail gunner: Dick Drews (8 Prisoner of War); Bombardier: Sam Rosenberg (KIA- died of wounds in hospital June 7); enemy aircraft, crashed Ortenberg, two miles SE of Offenburg, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 5325.

Last updated: 6. August 2017


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