B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30027

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30027


  • RCL: VP-E

MACR: 162

Missions: 1


History of
B-17 42-30027

Delivered Cheyenne 1/4/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Dow Fd 21/5/43; Assigned 533BS/381BG [VP-E] Ridgewell 25/5/43, with Bob Schrader, Ken Johnson, Ed Rogers, Ed Samara, Bill Cutting, Bill Yarnell, Earl Wietz, Cecil Pruiett, Lew Frisbee, Steve Kurnafil; Missing in Action {1m} Hamburg 25/6/43 with Bob Schrader, Co-pilot: Capt John Hamilton, Navigator: Ed Rogers, Bombardier: Ed Samara*, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Cutting*, Radio Operator: Bill Yarnell, Ball turret gunner: Cecil Pruiett, Waist gunner: Theo Leidecker, Waist gunner: Stephen Kurnafil,Tail gunner: Lewis Frisby* (10KIA-*bodies washed up on nearby beaches); flak, crashed three miles W of Benserseil, opposite Langeroog Is, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 162.

Last updated: 24. March 2018


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