B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29937

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29937


  • RCL: BO-N, FR-C

MACR: 1051


History of
B-17 42-29937

Delivered 13/3/43; Walla Walla 28/3/43; Metropolitan 13/4/43; Presque Is 29/4/43; Assigned: 306BS/306BG [BO-N] Thurleigh 23/5/43; Transferred: 525BS/379BG [FR-C] Kimbolton 27/6/43; MIA Rennes 23/9/43 Pilot: Leslie Braidenthal, Bombardier: George Padgett, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Fred Small, Radio Operator: Jim McKinley, Ball Turret Gunner: Mike Pitzo, Waist Gunner: Joe Mayo, Waist Gunner: Gordon Shaw, Tail Gunner: Waldo Rickett (8POW), Co-Pilot: Arnold Wornson, Navigator: Sid Elskes (2EVD); Enemy aircraft, crashed Rennes, Fr. MACR 1051.

Last updated: 26. September 2020


B-17 42-29937 Details

Aircraft last seen disappearing into haze & burning but under control. Five chutes were seen.


B-17 42-29937 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Leslie T. Braidenthal POW
CP 2LT Arnold T. Wornson EVD
BOMB 2LT George C. Padgett POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Fred L. Small POW
RO T/SGT James T. McKinley POW
BT S/SGT Mike Pitzo POW
WG SGT Joseph D. Mayo POW
WG S/SGT Gordon C. Shaw POW
TG S/SGT Waldo L. Rickett POW

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