B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29859 / The Annihilator

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29859 / The Annihilator


  • RCL: TU-H

History of
B-17 42-29859 / The Annihilator

Delivered Cheyenne 28/2/43; Gore 12/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 510BS/351BG [TU-H] Polebrook 16/4/43; Missing in Action 1m Courtrai 14/5/43 with Capt Bill Forsythe, Co-pilot: R. C. Stewart, Navigator: Jim McDonald, Bombardier: Bob Ostheimer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Wilton Wixom, Radio Operator: Francis Daly, Waist gunner: Tom Culkin,Tail gunner: Ralph Tarr (8 Prisoner of War); Waist gunner: Leroy Donaldson, Ball turret gunner: Albert Jensen (2 Killed in Action); one engine was smoking and dropped out of formation before enemy aircraft attacked, crashed Dadizele, near Ypres, Bel. THE ANNIHILATOR.

Last updated: 19. July 2017


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