History of the
B-17 #42-30080 / High Life

Delivered Cheyenne 7/4/43; Kearney 16/4/43; Westover 3/5/43; Wendover 16/5/43; Kearney 23/5/43; Dow Fd 22/5/43; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-F] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; Missing in Action Regensburg 17/8/43 with Don Oakes, Co-pilot: Joe Harper, Navigator: Hiram Harris, Bombardier: Lloyd Hammarlund, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Elder, Radio Operator: Jim Scott, Ball turret gunner: Les Nadeau, Waist gunner: Vince McGrath, Waist gunner: Nolan Stevens,Tail gunner: Leon Goyer (10INT); enemy aircraft KO’d #3, then #2 lost oil pressure and crash landed Dubendorf, near Zurich, Switz, where it was dismantled and taken to Kloten for storage, was eventually scrapped (1st US aircraft interned); Missing Air Crew Report 683. HIGH LIFE.

Details 42-30080 / High Life

Um die Mittagsstunden des heutigen Tages sind zwei amerikanische “Fliegende Festungen” in der Schweiz notgelandet und zwar die eine um 12.48 Uhr in Dübendorf, die andere um 14 Uhr in Utzendorf (Bern). Die beiden Besatzungen von je 10 Mann sind anschließend interniert worden.
Neue Züricher Zeitung – Dienstag, 17. August 1943

B-17 Flying Fortress “HIGH LIFE” emergency landed in Switzerland

The B-17F High Life was one of two B-17s, which landed in Switzerland on that day. The other B-17F was Battle Queen #42-30315  of the 390th BG. Battle Queen landed in Utzendorf.

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