B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-102675

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102675


  • RCL: FR-O

MACR: 8900


History of
B-17 42-102675

Delivered Cheyenne 25/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Grenier 27/4/44; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-O] Kimbolton 19/5/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 11/9/44 with Bill Smithdeal, Co-pilot: Henry Bengis, Navigator: Don Huhta, Bombardier: Chas Vevier*, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Orville Sindelar*, Radio Operator: Grayson Schroeder, Ball turret gunner: Pete Schramko*, Waist gunner: Jacob Bissing*, Tail gunner: George Koehl (9 POW- * these three were recorded as evaded capture in another record); Caused by flak, crash landed along Maldegemseweg Canal, near Kneselare, Aeltrebruegge, Belgium; Missing Air Crew Report 8900.

Last updated: 10. October 2017


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