B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-102594

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102594


  • RCL: DI-F

MACR: 8916


History of
B-17 42-102594

Delivered Cheyenne 17/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-F] Framlingham 20/4/44; Missing in Action Dusseldorf 9/9/44 with Bob Gallagher, Co-pilot: Merrill Redda, Ball turret gunner: Joe Costa,Tail gunner: Len Gilkey (4 Killed in Action); Navigator: Chas Yandell, Bombardier: Ed Marshall, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Pfc Bill Ballard, Radio Operator: Andy Hayes, Waist gunner: Ed Kuseck (5 Prisoner of War); flak, engine on fire which set off explosion and aircraft spun in on bank of Ennepe Dam, S of Hagen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 8916.

Last updated: 7. October 2017


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