B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29640 / Ol’ Ironsides

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29640 / Ol’ Ironsides


  • RCL: BN-X

MACR: 256


History of
B-17 42-29640 / Ol’ Ironsides

Delivered Cheyenne 23/1/43; Salina 7/2/43; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-X] Molesworth 26/3/43; 16m Missing in Action Gelsenkirchen 12/8/43 with Art Pentz, Co-pilot: Tom Mulligan, Bombardier: Russell Philpitwia, later re-patriated, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Dougherty, Radio Operator: Bob Murray, Ball turret gunner: Hurd Edwards, Waist gunner: Bob Horvarth, Waist gunner: George Howard,Tail gunner: Elmer Knudsen (9 Prisoner of War), Navigator: Ben Street (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed outskirts of Linnich, near Wuppertal, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 256. OL’ IRONSIDES.

Last updated: 11. September 2017


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