B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30150 / Exterminator

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30150 / Exterminator


  • RCL: QW-S

MACR: 214


History of
B-17 42-30150 / Exterminator

Delivered Cheyenne 17/4/43; Smoky Hill 24/4/43; Walla Walla 30/4/43; Rapid City 9/5/43; Dow Fd 24/5/43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-S] Horham 27/6/43; 9m, Missing in Action Oschersleben 28/7/43 with Fred Hodges, Co-pilot: Jim Peacock, Navigator: Bill Grody, Bombardier: Eleazar Moody, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Brown, Radio Operator: Bob Shafer, Ball turret gunner: Lloyd Brooks, Waist gunner: Dick Porter, Waist gunner: Larry Burleigh,Tail gunner: Ernie Weaver (10 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft attacked and then ship exploded, crashed in sea off Lathen, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 214. EXTERMINATOR.

Last updated: 7. April 2024


B-17 42-30150 / Exterminator Details

B-17F, 42-30150 piloted by 2nd Lt. Fred D. Hodges was seen to blow up near Lathen from fighter attack. One chute was seen to open. Nothing else was observed.

Source: MACR 214


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