B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-102478

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102478


  • RCL: TU-O

MACR: 5798


History of
B-17 42-102478

Delivered Cheyenne 7/3/44; Kearney 2/5/44; Grenier 14/5/44; Assigned 510BS/351BG [TU-O] Polebrook 16/5/44; Missing in Action {3m} French A/fds 14/6/44 with Gus Cesarini, Navigator: George Reineke (2KIA); Co-pilot: Frank Ludwig, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Tuttle Pardue, Radio Operator: George Walter, Ball turret gunner: Joe Gholston, Waist gunner: Bob Lageman, Waist gunner: Fred Nicklas,Tail gunner: John Kulak (7 Prisoner of War); n/g-Sgt Fred Hale (evaded capture); flak, crashed Eslettes, seven miles NW of Rouen, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 5798.

Last updated: 11. February 2018


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