B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-107091 / Forbidden Fruit

B-17 #42-107091 / Forbidden Fruitzoom_in



  • RCL: 9Z-D

History of
B-17 42-107091 / Forbidden Fruit

Delivered Tulsa 17/2/44; Grenier 7/3/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green [9Z-D] 12/3/44; battle damaged Leige & Brussels 20/5/44 with Capt Ed Skurka, Co-pilot: H.S. Kronowski, Navigator: D.E. Newton, Bombardier: H.F. Martin, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Norman Burton, Radio Operator: Dave Bittner, Ball turret gunner: Norman Hess, Waist gunner: Chas Hickman, Waist gunner: John Choprias (9 Returned to Duty);Tail gunner: John Tinker (Killed in Action); flak burst took of part of tail plane, aircraft limped home to land at Rattlesden US base, Sfk, but with controls damaged ran on into a meadow, with no injuries; however it clipped a crash truck fatally injury a member; Salvaged. FORBIDDEN FRUIT.

Last updated: 25. May 2021


B-17 42-107091 / Forbidden Fruit Details


B-17 42-107091 / Forbidden Fruit Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P CPT Edward M. Skurka RTD
CP --- H. S. Kronowski RTD
BOMB --- H. F. Martin RTD
ENG/TT --- Norman Burton RTD
RO --- David Bittner RTD
BT --- Norman Hess UNK
WG --- Charles Hickman RTD
WG --- John Choprias RTD
TG S/SGT John R. Tinker KIA

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