B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29529 / Nora II

B-17 #42-29529 / Nora IIzoom_in



  • RCL: JJ-L, JD-U

History of
B-17 42-29529 / Nora II

Delivered Cheyenne 31/12/42; Salina 10/1/43; Morrison 5/3/43; Brookley 8/3/43; Assigned: 369BS/306BG Thurleigh 24/3/43; Transferred: 422BS/305BG [JJ-L] Chelveston 10/43; then to 545BS/384BG [JD-U] Grafton Underwood 6/11/43; returning from Bremen 13/12/43 aircraft lost two engines and crash-landed base Pilot: George Poole, Co-Pilot: Bob Butler, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Gus Mazzaccaro, Ball Turret Gunner: Herman Hoskins, rest unknown (10RTD), Salvaged. NORA II.

Published: 2. February 2019 / Last updated: 24. September 2020


B-17 42-29529 / Nora II Details

The crew of Lt. Lester Personeus, Jr. (Back row, first from left) of 305th BG on 28 May 1943

Crew of Lt. Lester Personeus, Jr. (4th from right) of 305th BG on 05 July 1943.
The Crew on photo (L-R):
S/Sgt. James O. James O. Gillespie (RO); S/Sgt Roger M. Link (TG); Lt. Norbert A. Zwicke (NAV); S/Sgt George W. James (BTG); Lt William J. Byrd (B); F/O Charles J. Harpool (CP); Lt. Lester Personeus, Jr. (P); T/Sgt William C. Reese (TTG); S/Sgt William J. Hesse (WG); S/Sgt Euel Jenkins (WG)


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