B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30000

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30000


  • RCL: NV-C, UX-D

MACR: 741


History of
B-17 42-30000

Delivered Cheyenne 25/3/43; Smoky Hill 3/4/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 96BG Grafton Underwood 22/4/43; transferred 325BS/92BG [NV-C] Alconbury 24/4/43; then 327BG [UX-D]; Missing in Action T/Ops 6/9/43 with Wayne Bogard, Navigator: Jim McGrew, Waist gunner: Frank Lusic (3 Prisoner of War), Co-pilot: Bob Larsen, Bombardier: Taylor Harrison, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Art Beach, Radio Operator: Max Gibbs, Ball turret gunner: Floyd Carl, Waist gunner: Herschell Richardson,Tail gunner: Cloe Crutchfield (7 evaded capture); enemy aircraft, crashed near Estissac, 12 miles W of Troyes, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 741.

Last updated: 20. December 2019


Write comment