B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-102555

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102555

Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: KY-F

MACR: 15679

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History of
B-17 42-102555

Delivered Cheyenne 14/3/44; Gr Island 6/4/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-F] Chelveston 14/5/44; The aircraft was damaged on 18 July 1944 when a 500lb bomb smashed through the nose of the aircraft while flying over the Target . Navigator Lieutenant L J Simpson was killed in the accident. Missing in Action Bohlen 3/2/45 with Dan Shoemaker, Ermal Pinkley, Tom Lang, Russ Roberts, Quinto Bastanzi, Ray Benton, Bob Buckley, Armando Cantu, Gaylen Snyder (9 Killed in Action); Missing Air Crew Report 15679.

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