B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-107137

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-107137


  • RCL: XR-O

MACR: 7502


History of
B-17 42-107137

Delivered Denver 2/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Grenier 27/4/44; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-O] Thorpe Abbotts 3/5/44; Missing in Action Munich 13/7/44 with Chas Harding, Co-pilot: Ben Wilson, Navigator: Tom Hunt, Bombardier: John Craven, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Norbert Fike, Radio Operator: Tom Miles, Ball turret gunner: Norman Fuller, Waist gunner: Wesley Peck, Waist gunner: Lester Henderson (escaped later and ret UK),Tail gunner: Bob Buchanan (10INT); flak hit KO’d #3 after dropping bombs; force landed Payerne, Switz. Missing Air Crew Report 7502; repaired & ret group, the last to leave Switzerland for Burtonwood, UK; Salvaged 9AF Germany 2/1/46.

Last updated: 28. September 2017


B-17 42-107137 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Charles S. Harding, Jr. INT
CP 2LT Bennie D. Wilson INT
BOMB T/SGT John L. Craven INT
ENG/TT T/SGT Norbert A. Fike INT
RO T/SGT Thomas D. Miles INT
BT S/SGT Norman D. Fuller INT
WG S/SGT Wesley H. Peck INT
WG S/SGT Lester J. Henderson INT
TG S/SGT Robert J. Buchanan INT

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