B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29709 / Yo’ Brother

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29709 / Yo’ Brother


  • RCL: OE-C

MACR: 4897 + 190


History of
B-17 42-29709 / Yo’ Brother

Delivered Cheyenne 7/2/43; Rapid City 20/2/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-C] Alconbury 30/3/43; Framlingham 12/5/43; 3m, battle damaged Rennes 29/5/43 with Joe Nunes (Returned to Duty) + rest ?;Tail gunner: John Buford(Prisoner of War); hit in tail section by 42-25858; Missing Air Crew Report 4897. ((with Alan Hermance, Co-pilot: Velgene Cates, Navigator: Cornelius Corkery, Bombardier: Oliver Lauffer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Earl DeMasters, Radio Operator: Jim Ellenburg, Ball turret gunner: Theo West, Waist gunner: Marion Semrod, Waist gunner: Walt Landers,Tail gunner: Bill Smith (10 Killed in Action); seen to hit the water near Norderney Is with an engine on fire; Missing Air Crew Report 190)). YO’ BROTHER.

Last updated: 13. October 2017


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