B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-107216 / Thunder Ball

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-107216 / Thunder Ball


  • RCL: DS-Y

MACR: 7391


History of
B-17 42-107216 / Thunder Ball

Delivered Tulsa 27/3/44; Kearney 6/4/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-Y] Polebrook 7/5/44; sustained battle damaged (34m} over Ulm 9/8/44 with Jim Myl, Co-pilot: Orville Bzoskie, Navigator: Mike O’Shea, Bombardier: Bob Pacquer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Larry Re, Waist gunner: Leon Yurkus,Tail gunner: Tom Cardamona (7RTD, rescued by RAF ASR); Radio Operator: Lester McClure, Ball turret gunner: Merton Rasmussen (2KIA, died of exposure); flak, crew bailed over Bradwell Bay, Ex; Missing Air Crew Report 7391. THUNDER BALL.

Last updated: 6. August 2017


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