B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29745 / Pappys Hellions II

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29745 / Pappys Hellions II


  • RCL: WF-M

MACR: 15545


History of
B-17 42-29745 / Pappys Hellions II

Delivered Denver 12/2/43; Salina 2/3/43; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-M] Chelveston 16/4/43; Missing in Action Lorient 17/5/43 with Capt Varney Cline, Co-pilot: Dave Cox, Navigator: Sid Lovitt, Bombardier: Joe Adams, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lyle Colby (5 Returned to Duty); Radio Operator: Henry Kowalik, Ball turret gunner: Ed Sturges, Waist gunner: Alex McKinney, Waist gunner: Vernon Careing,Tail gunner: Joe Penfield (5 Killed in Action); flak KO’d two engines then shot down by enemy aircraft crashed Channel, about 25 miles off Plymouth, Devon. Missing Air Crew Report 15545.

Last updated: 17. September 2017


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