B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30051 / Nevada Wildcat

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30051 / Nevada Wildcat


  • RCL: EP-J

MACR: 685


History of
B-17 42-30051 / Nevada Wildcat

Delivered Cheyenne 3/4/43; Kearney 15/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Hill 15/5/43; Wendover 18/5/43; Kearney 23/5/43; Dow Fd 28/5/43; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP- ] Thorpe Abbotts 1/6/43; Missing in Action La Pallice 4/7/43 with Bob Pearson, Co-pilot: Melville Boyd{broke arm], Navigator: Bruce Rinker, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jack Goss, Radio Operator: Randall Villa, Ball turret gunner: Everett Moore, Waist gunner: John Westwood, Waist gunner: Lorrie Rutledge,Tail gunner: Albt Purcell (9 Prisoner of War); Bombardier: John Dunbar (evaded capture); ship lost power on two engines, and a third shot out by Me 109, crashed three miles W of La Pallice, near Isle D’Orlean, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 685. NEVADA WILDCAT.

Last updated: 29. September 2017


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