B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-107023

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-107023


  • RCL: VE-A

MACR: 5182

Missions: 2+


History of
B-17 42-107023

Delivered Tulsa 31/1/44; Kearney 10/2/44; Grenier 6/3/44; Assigned 532BS/381BG [VE-A] Ridgewell 25/3/44; Missing in Action {2+m} Ludwigshafen 27/5/44 with Andy Stuart, Bombardier: Chas Eisen, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Fred Harrison, Waist gunner: Gerald Mickey,Tail gunner: Peter Selig (5 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Glen Call, Radio Operator: Aurelius Jones, Ball turret gunner: Herman Kaplan (3 evaded capture); Navigator: Don Blyth (Killed in Action); and engine played up and ship dropped behind, the controls malfunctioned, crashed in forest two miles S of Champfleury, 14 miles NE of Romilly-sur-Seine, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 5182.

Last updated: 10. April 2018


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