B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-102952

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102952


  • RCL: DS-H

MACR: 7817


History of
B-17 42-102952

Delivered Cheyenne 22/4/44; Kearney 7/5/44; Grenier 24/5/44; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-H] Polebrook 31/5/44; Missing in Action {29m} Merseburg 28/7/44 with Bill Long, Co-pilot: Ben Upshaw, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jack Hurley, Ball turret gunner: Frank Gozy, Waist gunner: Carmelo Frontino,Tail gunner: Jim Howarth (6 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Pete Mandros, Bombardier: Chas Gratiot, Radio Operator: Don Skoglund* (3 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft set an engine afire, with Germans shooting at descending chutes, crashed Bauerheim, NE of Friedberg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 7817.

Last updated: 12. June 2017


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