B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-107191 / The Tomahawk Warrior

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-107191 / The Tomahawk Warrior


  • RCL: N8-K

History of
B-17 42-107191 / The Tomahawk Warrior

Delivered Tulsa 18/3/44; Kearney 29/9/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned 600BS/398BG [N8-K] AAF-131 Nuthampstead 9/4/44; while on practice mission 4/5/44 with Lt K. Elwood collided in mid-air with 42-102467, but ret to base, vertical fin was damaged. 42-107191 was damaged again on 8 May 1944 at 17:30 hrs when piloted by Cpt William Markey, the right wing tip hit the top of a parked truck and then the lower right wing of parked B-17 42-97394. Aircraft was lost during assembly for mission to Versailles (Buc) and crashed Lude Farm, Loudwater, Bucks. on 12 August 1944; with Charles Searl, Co-pilot: Albert Dion, Navigator: Saul Kempner, Bombardier: Leo Walsh, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Beaty, Radio Operator: Cecil Kennedy, Ball turret gunner: Alf Bueffel, Waist gunner: Orville Wilson, Tail gunner: Albt Knight (9 Killed in Action); Salvaged 14/8/44. THE TOMAHAWK WARRIOR.

Last updated: 24. January 2018


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