B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-102977 / Traps

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-102977 / Traps


  • RCL: XR-L

History of
B-17 42-102977 / Traps

Delivered Cheyenne 25/4/44; Kearney 7/5/44; Dow Fd 21/5/44; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-L] Thorpe Abbotts 23/5/44; crashed on take off for French Noball site 17/7/44 with Capt Joe Trapnell, Co-pilot: Melvin Kodas, Navigator: Harry Heyeneman, Bombardier: Byron Greene, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Murray Holditch, Radio Operator: John Cooper, Ball turret gunner: Bill Geigle, Waist gunner: Adam Stoppel, Waist gunner: Bob Patrick,Tail gunner: Clare Hamden (10 Returned to Duty); #3 engine played up and could not be feathered crash landed in sugar beet field, Friston Hall, Kelsale, Sfk; Salvaged 19/7/44. TRAPS.

Last updated: 2. October 2017


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