B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29776

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29776


  • RCL: WA-F

MACR: 1353


History of
B-17 42-29776

Delivered Cheyenne 19/2/43; Gore 2/3/43; Tinker 5/4/43; Romulus 12/4/43; Presque Is 26/4/43; Assigned 305BG Chelveston 19/7/43; transferred 326BS/92BG [JW-F] Alconbury 21/7/43; 524BS/379BG [WA-F] Kimbolton 4/9/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Sam Gaffield, Co-pilot: Thoralf Carlson, Navigator: Steve Namjestink, Bombardier: Hector De Vargas, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Edwin Grossman, Radio Operator: John Ehrenzeller, Ball turret gunner: Fred Landis, Waist gunner: Art Skelton,Tail gunner: Bill Forsythe (9 Killed in Action), Waist gunner: Ramey Gray (Prisoner of War); coll with enemy aircraft, crashed Grettstadt, SE of Goshsheim, SE of Schweinfurt, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1353.

Last updated: 10. July 2017


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