B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29537

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29537


  • RCL: DF-L

MACR: 16086


History of
B-17 42-29537

Delivered Denver 3/1/43; Salina 9/1/43; Lake Charles 31/1/43; Morrison 12/2/43; Homestead 17/2/43; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-L] Bassingbourn 7/3/43; Missing in Action Rouen-Sotteville 28/3/43 with John Coen, Co-pilot: Caryll Nobbs, Navigator: Harry Davidson, Bombardier: John Butler, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Strozzi, Radio Operator: Fran Byrne, Ball turret gunner: Jim Bectel, Waist gunner: Lou McLane, Waist gunner: Paul Kyes,Tail gunner: Domenic Caruso (10 Killed in Action); shot down and ditched Channel, a mile off Fecamp, Fr.. Missing Air Crew Report 16086.

Last updated: 3. March 2018


B-17 42-29537 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT John A. Coen KIA
CP 2LT Caryll D. Nobbs KIA
BOMB 2LT John W. Butler KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT John C. Strozzi KIA
RO S/SGT Francis E. Byrne KIA
BT S/SGT Louis T. McLane KIA
WG S/SGT James M. Bechtel KIA
WG S/SGT Paul E. Kyes KIA
TG S/SGT Domenic A. Caruso KIA

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