B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29685

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29685



History of
B-17 42-29685

Delivered Cheyenne 2/2/43; Salina 17/2/43; Rapid City 20/2/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned: 334BS/95BG Alconbury 30/3/43; 3m, blew up on base 27/5/43, Salvaged. (along with three other aircraft:42-29706; 42-29804; 42-29808, five severe damage & six minor damage). Nav-Lt Frank Metzger, ord-Frank Baldassaro, mech-Stan Banks, mech-Fred Briske, r/mech-John Carlisle, c/c-Byron Carroll, mech-Sam Eliak, ord-Albt Finn, a/iNavigator: John Gira, r/m-Wallace Henderson, Ord/off-Lt Harry Irwin, mech-Clinton Lewis, r/mech-Lou Palmer, arm-Earl Rogers, arm-Glen Swarts, arm-Jack Twitford, arm-Howard Welch; ord-Alvin McCool {92BG}, r/mech-Tom Cunningham {92BG}. (19KIA), 21 seriously inj and 14 slightly injured).

Last updated: 18. October 2019


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