B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29630 / Piccadilly Commando

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29630 / Piccadilly Commando


  • RCL: YB-S, RQ-S

MACR: 1985


History of
B-17 42-29630 / Piccadilly Commando

Delivered Cheyenne 23/1/43; Salina 9/2/43; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-S] Polebrook 27/5/43; then 509BS [RQ-S]; Missing in Action 30m Bordeaux 31/12/43 with Willis Smith, Co-pilot: Harlan Bixby, Navigator: Dick Speers, Bombardier: Bill White, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Norris, Radio Operator: Stephen Bodnar, Ball turret gunner: Clarry Begin, Waist gunner: Carl Lindblad, Waist gunner: Norman St Peter,Tail gunner: Chas Knothe, pass-Sgt Alton Walker[511BS] (11 Prisoner of War); flak & enemy aircraft, ditched off Guernsey, Channel Is, Missing Air Crew Report 1985. PICCADILLY COMMANDO.

Last updated: 24. January 2018


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