B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29759 / Gay Caballeros

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29759 / Gay Caballeros

Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: FR-K, OR-V
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History of
B-17 42-29759 / Gay Caballeros

Delivered Denver 15/2/43; Walker 26/2/43; Salina 10/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 27/4/43; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 525BS/379BG [FR-K] Kimbolton 12/7/43; battle damaged Schweinfurt crash landed RAF Biggin Hill 14/10/43; 2 SAD Lt Staughton 15/10/43; 323BS/91BG [OR-V] Bassingbourn 21/12/43; damaged in mid-air collision with another B-17 of the group but limped back to base and was sent to AFSC 6/4/44; Returned to the USA Homestead 11/6/44; Hobbs 22/8/44; (? with Cleatus Lemmons force landed Hobbs, NM 2/5/45 ?); Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 18/9/45. GAY CABALLEROS.

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