B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-102971

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102971

Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: YB-J

MACR: 7586

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History of
B-17 42-102971

Delivered Cheyenne 24/4/44; Hunter 4/5/44; Grenier 19/5/44; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-J] Polebrook 29/5/44; Missing in Action {26m} Brandenburg 6/8/44 with Paul Pattison, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clyde Bullock, Radio Operator: Winfred Wiemer, Ball turret gunner: Frank Espinoza, Waist gunner: John Smith,Tail gunner: Clarry Bessanson (6 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Francis Parker, Navigator: Len Roberts, Bombardier: Roland Chamberlain (3 Killed in Action); flak & enemy aircraft KO’d #3, crashed Schlunkendorf, near Dolitz, S of Berlin, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 7586.

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