B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-102648 / BTO of ETO

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102648 / BTO of ETO


  • RCL: XR-L

MACR: 5172


History of
B-17 42-102648 / BTO of ETO

Delivered Cheyenne 23/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Grenier 28/4/44; Slated 447BG, Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-L] Thorpe Abbotts 21/4/44; Missing in Action Berlin 24/5/44 with Bob Roeder, Co-pilot: Paul Lammers, Navigator: Claud Robison, Bombardier: Milton Grabel, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Wade Eason, Radio Operator: Frank Goldstein (6 Killed in Action); Ball turret gunner: Natham McElroy{Wounded in Action}, Waist gunner: Fred Cebalo{Wounded in Action}, Waist gunner: Bill Poklemba{Wounded in Action},Tail gunner: Tony Lombardi (4 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Suelfeld, near Kaltenkirchen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 5172. BTO of ETO.

Last updated: 29. September 2017


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