B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29744 / Battling B

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29744 / Battling B


  • RCL: GY-O

MACR: 15512


History of
B-17 42-29744 / Battling B

Delivered Cheyenne 18/2/43; Salina 2/3/43; Assigned 367BS/306BG [GY-O] Thurleigh 20/4/43; Missing in Action Heligoland Airdome 15/5/43 with Frank Clemons, Radio Operator: John Mulherin, Ball turret gunner: Don Kind, Waist gunner: Reuben Carr, Waist gunner: Emil Miller,Tail gunner: Roy Fries (6 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Frank Clark, Navigator: Louis Means Wounded in Action, Bombardier: Oran Highley Wounded in Action, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Condon (4 Prisoner of War); aircraft downed by enemy aircraft and flak. Crash landed in shallow water between Neuwerk Island and Cuxhaven Germany. Missing Air Crew Report 15512.

Last updated: 22. May 2018


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