B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29817 / Argonaut II

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29817 / Argonaut II


  • RCL: YB-D

MACR: 15511


History of
B-17 42-29817 / Argonaut II

Delivered Cheyenne 22/2/43; Pueblo 12/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-D] Polebrook 20/4/43; Missing in Action 7m St Nazaire 28/6/43 with Bill King, Co-pilot: Lloyd Gullickson, Navigator: Sid Lang, Radio Operator: Chas Armstrong, Ball turret gunner: Bradley Learned, Waist gunner: Reid Merry (6 Killed in Action); Bombardier: Russ McDonald, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Leroy Birkley, Waist gunner: Jack Sanderson,Tail gunner: Ernie Taylor (4 Prisoner of War); flak KO’d all engines, ditched Bay of Biscay, only four crewmen found by French fishermen; Missing Air Crew Report 15511. ARGONAUT II.

Last updated: 11. February 2018


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