B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29738 / Upstairs Maid

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29738 / Upstairs Maid


  • RCL: LN-U, PU-I

History of
B-17 42-29738 / Upstairs Maid

Delivered Cheyenne 11/2/43; Walker 23/2/43; Smoky 28/3/43; Kearney 25/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Kearney 21/5/43; Dow Fd 27/5/43; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-U] Podington 1/6/43; Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; transferred 360BS/303BG [PU-I] Molesworth 13/7/43; Missing in Action Kassel 30/7/43 with Bob Coggeswell, Co-pilot: Paul Tippet, Navigator: Ed Cobb, Bombardier: John Kennedy, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Gil Bengtson, Radio Operator: Ed Deerfield, Ball turret gunner: Paul Davis, Waist gunner: Elmer Peterson, Waist gunner: Alvin Etheredge, Tail gunner: Harry Timm (10 Returned to Duty); Enemy aircraft KO’d two engines & ditched North Sea, 25 miles off Felixstowe, Sfk; all crew picked up by Air Sea Rescue in 35 minutes! THE UPSTAIRS MAID.

Last updated: 15. September 2017


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