B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30096 / Liberty Belle

B-17 #42-30096 / Liberty Bellezoom_in



  • RCL: XA-J

MACR: 4403


History of
B-17 42-30096 / Liberty Belle

Delivered Denver 9/4/43; Gore 10/4/43; Denver 29/4/43; Glasgow 3/5/43; Kearney 29/5/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned 549BS/385BG [XA-J] Gt Ashfield 26/6/43; Missing in Action Solingen 30/11/43 with Capt Bob Smith (WIA), Co-pilot: Paul Lindsay, replacement Co-pilot: Jim McKee (KIA), Navigator: Nathan Ungar (KIA), Bombardier: Chas Stevens (KIA), Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Sam Litt (KIA); Radio Operator: Edwin Randig, Ball turret gunner: Troy Roberts, Waist gunner: Henry Lohff, Waist gunner: George Lilburn,Tail gunner: Lou Lonsway (RTD), small fire aboard caused by flare igniting followed by explosion, crashed Penlan Hall, Wakes Colne, near Colchester, Ex, UK, close to Wormingford a/fd; Missing Air Crew Report 4403. LIBERTY BELLE.

Last updated: 18. September 2017


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