B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30091 / Blivit

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30091 / Blivit


  • RCL: LD-S

History of
B-17 42-30091 / Blivit

Delivered Denver 9/4/43; Gore 10/4/43; Denver 27/4/43; with Bill Stenson force landed Tinker, Ok 1/5/43; Gt Falls 25/5/43; Assigned 25FS/7FG with Bill Stenson force landed Tinker, OK 30/4/43; Kearney 29/5/43; Dow Fd 16/6/43; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-S] Thorpe Abbotts 17/6/43; damaged in base explosion at Gt Ashfield 3/9/43; crash landed Eye, Sfk. UK, 21/4/44, on training flight with Myron Richmond (all of 349BS), Co-pilot: John Kenney, Navigator: Gus Horstmann, Bombardier: Bob Keagy, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lester Cutler, Radio Operator: Walter George, Ball turret gunner: Chas Lewis, Waist gunner: John Johnson, Waist gunner: Cornelius Robinson,Tail gunner: Ray Lilly (10 Killed in Service); mission abandoned and ship suddenly dived to crash on butts of Eye Afd, Sfk., beside A140 Ipswich-Norwich Rd; Salvaged 5/5/44. BLIVIT.


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