B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-107001

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-107001



History of
B-17 42-107001

Delivered Tulsa 23/1/44; Dow Fd 5/2/44; Grenier 26/2/44; Assigned 751BS/457BG [W] Glatton 2/3/44; damaged over Melun, pilot ordered bale ou, but apparently not heard by rest of crew 14/6/44 with Bill Gibbons (evaded capture); Co-pilot: Capt Ray Syptak, Navigator: Bill Brandt, ex/n-Marsh Hovey, Bombardier: Patrick Walls, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Paul Birchen, Radio Operator: John Billington, Ball turret gunner: Roland Vevier, Waist gunner: Paul Holder, Waist gunner: Jasper Smith,Tail gunner: George Bennett (10 Returned to Duty); Salvaged 2 SAD 15/6/44, then transferred to Mediterranean Theater of Operations.

Last updated: 11. September 2018


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