B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29612

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29612

Manufacturer:
Boeing

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History of
B-17 42-29612

Delivered Denver 17/1/43; Salina 26/1/43; Assigned 49BS/2BG Kearney 4/2/43; mech. failure caused taxi accident with George Robinson 13/2/43; Orlando 11/3/43; Nashville 10/4/43; Dow Fd 12/4/43; transferred 325BS/92BG [JW-J] (& 326BS) Alconbury 25/4/43; Missing in Action Hannover 26/7/43 with Capt Blair Belongia, Co-pilot: George Davies, Navigator: Tom Eaton, Bombardier: – Oakes, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Few, Radio Operator: Jim Lovett, Ball turret gunner: Sam Purcels, Waist gunner: – Combs, Waist gunner: Stan Story,Tail gunner: Joe Walsh (10 Returned to Duty); enemy aircraft KO’d two engines, ditched off Sheringham, Norfolk, UK, but crew picked up by ASC. No MACR.

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