B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29838 / The Concho Clipper

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29838 / The Concho Clipper


  • RCL: RQ-U

History of
B-17 42-29838 / The Concho Clipper

Delivered Cheyenne 24/2/43; Pueblo 12/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 509BS/351BG [RQ-U] Polebrook 17/4/43; Missing in Action {4m} St Nazaire 29/5/43 with Colonel Russell, Co-pilot: Leo Gritkas, Navigator: Roy Stealey {Wounded in Action}, Bombardier: Chas Woehrle, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Eaton,Tail gunner: Fred Williams (6 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Jim Welk, Ball turret gunner: Nahannie Bader, Waist gunner: Wayne Baldwin, Waist gunner: Alf Huffman (4 Killed in Action); flak hit blew away btg with Bader inside as well as starting fires, crashed Pleoren, W of Vannes, Fr. THE CONCHO CLIPPER.

Last updated: 18. September 2017


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