B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-102965

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102965



History of
B-17 42-102965

Delivered Cheyenne 23/4/44; Kearney 6/5/44; Dow Fd 23/5/44; Assigned 457BG Glatton 24/5/44; Missing in Action Berlin 24/5/44 with Harry Stafford, Co-pilot: Bernie Maverosky, Navigator: Arthur Flach, Bombardier: Tony Wodek, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Virgil Naylor, Radio Operator: Virgil Meek, Ball turret gunner: Bob Rodge, Waist gunner: Reg Buxton, Waist gunner: Francis Craven,Tail gunner: Walt Osika (10 Returned to Duty); flak damage, ditched North Sea, all rescued by ASR.

Last updated: 1. March 2018


B-17 42-102965 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P --- Harry Stafford RTD
CP --- Bernard Yavorsky RTD
BOMB --- Anthony G. Wodek RTD
ENG/TT --- Douglas V. Naylor RTD
RO --- Virgil R. Hook RTD
BT --- Robert Ridge RTD
WG --- Reginald Buxton RTD
WG --- Frank Craven RTD
TG --- Walter H. Osika RTD

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