B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-29986

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-29986


  • RCL: XR-O

MACR: 269


History of
B-17 42-29986

Delivered Denver 22/3/43; Cheyenne 7/4/43; Kearney 16/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Kearney 22/5/43; Baer Fd 27/5/43; Dow Fd 3/6/43; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-Q] Thorpe Abbotts 5/6/43; Missing in Action Juist Is (convoy) 25/6/43 with Capt Oran Petrich, Co-pilot: Bluford Mullens, Navigator: Ed Jones, Bombardier: Stan Morrison, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Max Brim, Radio Operator: Ed Zerblis, Ball turret gunner: Henry Rutherford, Waist gunner: Joe Bieu, Waist gunner: Pete Villabos,Tail gunner: Jim Strong (10 Killed in Action); fate unknown presumed ditched North Sea. Missing Air Crew Report 269.

Last updated: 27. September 2017


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