B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29852 / Fire Ball

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29852 / Fire Ball


  • RCL: DS-V

MACR: 1160


History of
B-17 42-29852 / Fire Ball

Delivered Cheyenne 26/2/43; Pueblo 12/3/43; Presque Is 9/4/43; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-V] Polebrook 16/4/43; Missing in Action {18m} Wilhelmshafen 3/11/43 with Elmer Nardi, Co-pilot: Harry Bergman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Frank Swica, Ball turret gunner: Harlan Burton (4 Killed in Action), Navigator: Orlyn Master, Bombardier: Bradley Squires, Radio Operator: Ganushean Wade, Waist gunner: John Yarush, Waist gunner: Don Happold,Tail gunner: Henry Gates (6 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Wilhelmshafen, Ger., but knocked out the last fighter on the way down. Missing Air Crew Report 1160. FIRE BALL.

Last updated: 8. September 2017


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