B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29614 / Woikin Goil

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29614 / Woikin Goil

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History of
B-17 42-29614 / Woikin Goil

Delivered Cheyenne 17/1/43; Salina 31/1/43; Morrison 9/3/43; Assigned 20BS/2BG Navarin, Alg 17/4/43; Missing in Action {3m} La Goulette 9/5/43 with Guy Thompson, Co-pilot: Bill Parker, Navigator: Chas Justi, Bombardier: Larry Kinnaird, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Rubin Lighte, Radio Operator: Harry Edwards, Ball turret gunner: Ellsworth Simpson, Waist gunner: Bill Ryan, Waist gunner: Bob Meehan,Tail gunner: John Switzer (10KIA – all baled but unfound by rescuers); enemy aircraft ko’d #3 & 4 ditched Mediterranean Sea. Missing Air Crew Report 2817 & 2824 (sqd’s first loss). WOIKIN’ GOIL.

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