B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-102591 / Cactus Pete

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102591 / Cactus Pete

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B-17 42-102591 / Cactus Pete

Delivered Cheyenne 17/3/44; Kearney 1/4/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned 708BS/447BG [CQ- ] Rattlesden 22/4/44; returned from Caen 6/6/44 with Phil Chase, Co-pilot: George Phillips, Navigator: Francis Prendercast{Wounded in Action}, Bombardier: George Betker, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dave Portnoy, Radio Operator: Marion Cherry, Ball turret gunner: Lew Domond, Waist gunner: Elmer Price, Waist gunner: Sumner Stacey,Tail gunner: Maynard Smith (10 Returned to Duty); landed too fast and skidded off runway with full bomb load; Salvaged 6/6/44. CACTUS PETE.

Published: 29. May 2018 / Last updated: 24. January 2018

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