B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-107223

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-107223

Manufacturer:
Douglas

  • RCL: N7-S

MACR: 7384

Missions: 24

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History of
B-17 42-107223

Delivered Tulsa 28/3/44; Kearney 7/4/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned 603BS/398BG [N7-S] Nuthampstead 5/5/44; (24m) Missing in Action Cauvincourt (Bretteville), Fr 8/8/44 lead aircraft with Capt Meyer Wagner, Navigator: Tom Stitz, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Gibeau, Radio Operator: Bill Germiller, Waist gunner: John Werner,Tail gunner: Lt Fred Kushera (5 Prisoner of War); Bombardier: Chas Arnold, Ball turret gunner: Jim Hochadel (2 Killed in Action); mp-Capt Bob Hopkins, Xn-Vonnerlin Wernecke (2 evaded capture); flak hits in #2 & #3, crashed Le Chateau, near Segrie-Fontaine, E of Vire, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 7384 [?7382].

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