B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29865

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29865


  • RCL: YB-X

History of
B-17 42-29865

Delivered Cheyenne 27/2/43; Pueblo 28/3/43; Presque Is 7/4/43; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-X] Polebrook 16/4/43; with Major Keith Birlem, Co-pilot: Harry Bartholomew, Co-pilot: Henry Summers, Navigator: Clarry Yunt, Bombardier: Courtland Young, Radio Operator: Tom Broderick, ae-Oscar Tipton, aro-Walt Lappage, Waist gunner: Bob Brooke,Tail gunner: Paul Fennell (10 Killed in Service); mid-air coll with 42-29491 (351st) on training op 7/5/43, wreckage crashed near base.. Salvaged.

Last updated: 6. January 2018


B-17 42-29865 Details

Mid-air-collision with B-17 #42-29491 during practice flight on 07 May 1943.


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