B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29763

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29763


  • RCL: OE-X

MACR: 4899


History of
B-17 42-29763

Delivered Cheyenne 15/2/43; Casper 13/3/43; Smoky Hill 10/4/43; Presque Is 5/5/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-X] Framlingham 12/5/43; 2m, Missing in Action Kiel 13/6/43 with Chas Rubin, Co-pilot: Wendell Wilson, Navigator: Gordon McIntosh, Bombardier: Bill McDonald, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Rheaume Dunn, Radio Operator: Dean McPherson, Ball turret gunner: Steve Drost, Waist gunner: Frank Schwagel, Waist gunner: Burrill Cummings,Tail gunner: Floyd Hoover (10 Killed in Action); coll with 42-30118 over Kiel, crashed Baltic Sea off Heiliegenhafen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 4899.

Last updated: 16. February 2018


B-17 42-29763 Details

Lost on 13 June 1943.

It is believed, that this B-17 lost by mid-air-collision with B-17 #42-30118 over Kiel.


B-17 42-29763 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Charles Rubin KIA
CP 2LT Wendell K. Wilson KIA
BOMB 2LT William H. MacDonald, Jr. KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT Rheaume E. Dunn KIA
RO T/SGT Dean C. McPherson KIA
BT S/SGT Stephen Drost KIA
WG S/SGT Frank A. Schwagel KIA
WG S/SGT Burril Cummings KIA
TG S/SGT Floyd C. Hoover KIA

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