B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29791 / Little Jimmie aka Memphis Blues

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29791 / Little Jimmie aka Memphis Blues


  • RCL: BG-Q, OE-Q, ET-Q, VK-B

History of
B-17 42-29791 / Little Jimmie aka Memphis Blues

Delivered Cheyenne 21/2/43; Gore 7/3/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-Q] Alconbury 19/4/43 LITTLE JIMMIE; 335BS [OE-Q] Framlingham 12/5/43; on 17/5/43 with W.R. McPherson, Bombardier: Keith Murray wia when nose gun exploded; 336BS [ET-Q] Horham 15/6/43; 7m, transferred 358BS/303BG [VK-B] Molesworth 17/6/43; Missing in Action Villacoublay 14/7/43 with Calvin Swaffer, Co-pilot: John Johnston, Navigator: Bill Karraken, Bombardier: Bill Sweet, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Rudi Lopez, Radio Operator: Jim Matthews, Ball turret gunner: Ed Griffin, Waist gunner: Ed Cobb, Waist gunner: Jim Mills,Tail gunner: John Moody (10 Returned to Duty); ship hit by JU 88 rockets, ditched Channel, 30 miles off Shoreham, UK, all rescued by Air Sea Rescue in HSL145. No MACR. MEMPHIS BLUES.

Last updated: 15. September 2017


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