B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30141 / Liberty Belle

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30141 / Liberty Belle


  • RCL: AW-B

MACR: 140


History of
B-17 42-30141 / Liberty Belle

Delivered Cheyenne 16/4/43; Smoky Hill 25/4/43; Walla Walla 30/4/43; Smoky Hill 10/5/43; Dow Fd 28/5/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-B] Andrews Fd 1/6/43; Snetterton 12/6/43. Missing in Action Oschersleben 28/7/43 with Capt Milton Fulton, Co-pilot: Maj Virgil Emerson, Navigator: David Humke, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lloyd Hume, Radio Operator: Don Gordoni, Ball turret gunner: Rhae Postlewait, Waist gunner: Chas McDermott, Waist gunner: George Guest,Tail gunner: Lt Bob Anderson, obs/nav-Lt Dean Howell 339BS (10 Killed in Action); Bombardier: Larry Woolford (POW-picked up by German seaplane eight hours later); enemy aircraft, crashed North Sea, six bodies washed up weeks later. Missing Air Crew Report 140. LIBERTY BELLE.

Last updated: 18. September 2017


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