B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-2969

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-2969

Manufacturer:
Douglas

MACR: 15097

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History of
B-17 42-2969

Assigned 366BS/305BG Syracuse 17/9/42; Grafton Underwood 29/10/42; transferred 341BS/97BG Polebrook 4/11/42; en route Maison Blanche, via Gibraltar 17/11/42, with Clark Garber, Co-pilot: Josh Kaplan, Navigator: John Roysden, Bombardier: Les Birleson*, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Welcome Talbot, Radio Operator: Paul Padgett, Ball turret gunner: Roger Arent, Waist gunner: Lilburn Haddox, Waist gunner: Arthur Spell, pass-Brig Gen Asa Duncan (8AF HQ, Chief of Staff, Major John Knox* (341BS CO) (11 Killed in Service); engine fire, aircraft crashed Bay of Biscay; (*only bodies recovered). Missing Air Crew Report 15097.

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