B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-107020

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-107020

Manufacturer:
Douglas

MACR: 4773

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History of
B-17 42-107020

Delivered Cheyenne 27/1/44; Kearney 14/2/44; Grenier 7/3/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 11/3/44; transferred 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 12/3/44; Missing in Action Brux 12/5/44 with Edwin Wright, Co-pilot: Capt George Hughes, Navigator: Wray Hylton, Bombardier: Nick Dekoning, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Roy Williams, Radio Operator: Rudi Palumbo, Waist gunner: Bernie McDonald, Waist gunner: Clarry Brown,Tail gunner: Bill McQuoid (9 Killed in Action); Ball turret gunner: Bob Johnston (Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft badly damaged ship, two engines KOd, crashed Reinachmuhle near Ailingen, three miles N of Friedrichshafen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 4773.

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