B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30131

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30131


  • RCL: SO-Q

MACR: 2250


History of
B-17 42-30131

Delivered Cheyenne 15-Apr-43; Gore 25-Apr-43; Sioux City 30-Apr-43; Kearney 4-May-43; Bangor 20-May-43; 9-Jun-43 Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-Q] Grafton Underwood; involved in mid-air collision over base with 42-30036 during practice flight 9-Sep-43 with Pilot: Francis Witt, Co-pilot: T.L. Carter, Navigator: Arthur Harris, Bombardier: Joe Derer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Boyd Titman, Radio Operator: Bill Sears, passengers-Frank Brasiel, Cyril Knapek, Ed Millerr (9 Returned to Duty); repaired and transferred 2 SAD Lt Staughton 17-Jul-43, for modification in preparation to accompany RAF Halifaxes on Meteorological duties 1CCRC Bovingdon, Herts; transferred RAF 517 Sq, St Eval, Cornwall, Sep-43; Missing in Action from RAF Brawdy, Pembroke on Met. Flight over English Channel, Torquay-Cherbourg 2-Feb-44 – 8KOM MACR 2250

Last updated: 30. January 2018


B-17 42-30131 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Robert H Grafton KIA
CP 2LT Ralph E. Williams KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT Louis Feller KIA
RO S/SGT Angelo M. Nicoletti KIA
WG S/SGT Tillman O. Lawr KIA
WG SGT Charles Green KIA
OBS SGT John Edward Bartle Pye KIA RAF

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