B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29491

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29491



History of
B-17 42-29491

Delivered Great Falls 23/12/42; Denver 27/2/43; Pueblo 18/3/43; Presque Is 10/4/43; Assigned 509BS/351BG Polebrook 18/4/43; with Capt Roy Snipes, Co-pilot: George Cotherman, Bombardier: Rupert Torrey, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harry Wellnitz, Radio Operator: Irving Berger, ae-Ed Cihlar, aro-Harry Kelley, Waist gunner: Chas Chadbourne, pass-Carl Jorgensen (10 Killed in Service); mid air coll on practice op with 42-29865, wreckage crashed near base. Salvaged.

Last updated: 6. January 2018


B-17 42-29491 Details

Mid-air-collision with B-17 #42-29865 during practice flight on 07 May 1943.


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