B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29694 / Southern Belle

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29694 / Southern Belle


  • RCL: PY-V, FO-X

MACR: 1577


History of
B-17 42-29694 / Southern Belle

Delivered Denver 5/2/43; Salina 12/2/43; Rapid City 16/2/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Morrison 29/3/43; Assigned 412BS/95BG Alconbury 5/4/43, but en route to UK had landing accident with Bill Lindley at Barcelona, Venzuela; 1m with John Storie [wia] 19/3/43; transferred 407BS/92BG [PY-V] Alconbury 7/7/43; transferred 527BS/379BG [FO-X] Kimbolton 4/9/43; Missing in Action Bremen 26/11/43 with Larry Malarin, Co-pilot: Harry Burdette, Navigator: Francis Kenny, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Cook (4 Prisoner of War), Bombardier: J.W. Webb, Radio Operator: John Philips, Ball turret gunner: Edgar Morris, Waist gunner: Warren Pace, Waist gunner: Clifford Bickle,Tail gunner: Vernon Holden (6KIA-all found in wreckage); flak, crashed Petersfield, near Garrel, four miles N of Cloppenurg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1577. SOUTHERN BELLE.

Last updated: 3. March 2018


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