B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-102572 / Why Worry II

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102572 / Why Worry II

Manufacturer:
Boeing

MACR: 5301

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History of
B-17 42-102572 / Why Worry II

Delivered Cheyenne 15/3/44; Gr Island 1/4/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG [N] Deopham Green 30/4/44; Missing in Action Karlsruhe 27/5/44 with Milton Ward, Co-pilot: Joe Atlas, Navigator: Tom McDonald, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Boyce, Waist gunner: Sam Young,Tail gunner: Martin Smith (6 Prisoner of War); Bombardier: Walton Wiggins, Radio Operator: Royce Heath, Ball turret gunner: Joe Garbish, Waist gunner: John Chuck (4EVD- walked into Switzerland); flak damage followed by enemy aircraft attack KOd an engine, crash landed Avoudrey, 19 miles SE of Besancon, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 5301. WHY WORRY II.

Published: 7. October 2018 / Last updated: 25. May 2018

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