B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29506 / Full Boost! aka White Swan

B-17 #42-29506 / Full Boost! aka White Swanzoom_in

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Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: XK-V, VE-A

MACR: 1578

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History of
B-17 42-29506 / Full Boost! aka White Swan

Delivered Cheyenne 28/12/42; Salina 9/1/43; Morrison 12/2/43; Homestead 18/2/43; Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-V] Chelveston 2/3/43 YE WHITE SWAN; transferred 532BS/381BG [VE-A] Ridgewell 22/8/43; Missing in Action Leverkusen 1/12/43 with Jason Duncan, Waist gunner: Harry Starkey, Waist gunner: Morris Wall,Tail gunner: Roy Mattson (4 Prisoner of War), Co-pilot: Harry Allchin, Navigator: Mac Huffman, Bombardier: Bob Kesslar, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Vinal Wade, Radio Operator: Ed Doherty, Ball turret gunner: Leon Jeffers (6 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft started fire in #1, but ship exploded in air, crashed Steenvoorde, five miles E of Cassel, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 1578. FULL BOOST.

Last updated: 11. February 2018

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