B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29573 / Two Beauts

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29573 / Two Beauts


  • RCL: VK-H

History of
B-17 42-29573 / Two Beauts

Delivered at Denver 6-Jan-43; Salina 12-Jan-43; Morrison 12-Feb-43; Homestead 15-Feb-43; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-H] Molesworth 6-Mar-43. 13-Mar-43 Sustained a mid-air collision with B-17F 41-24559 “Ooold Soljer”, 303BG/360BS in 10/10 cloud cover over Wellingboro, Northamptonshire, UK while despatched on a mission to bomb the shipyards at Rotterdam, Holland. Crashed at Mears Abby, UK. 7KIA 3BO/RTD.

Last updated: 28. August 2017


B-17 42-29573 / Two Beauts Details

Mid-air-collision with B-17 41-24559 ‘Ooold Soljer’ on March 31st 1943.


B-17 42-29573 / Two Beauts Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT James R. Dunn KIA
CP 2LT Keith L. Hafen KIA
BOMB 2LT Robert A. Lizotte KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT Lamoine D. Yager KIA
RO T/SGT Earl Hogue WIA
BT S/SGT Carl E. Shellman KIA
WG SGT William A. Testoni RTD
WG S/SGT Stanislaus Nowak WIA
TG S/SGT Eugene C. Clowe KIA

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