B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30162 / The Piccadilly Virgin

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30162 / The Piccadilly Virgin


  • RCL: GL-X

MACR: 1756


History of
B-17 42-30162 / The Piccadilly Virgin

Delivered Cheyenne 20/4/43; Smoky Hill 29/4/43; Walla Walla 7/5/43; Tinker 21/5/43; Smoky Hill 24/5/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned: 410BS/94BG [GL-X] Rougham 13/6/43; MIA Kiel 4/1/44 Pilot: Bill Hudgens, Co-Pilot: John Hinchey, Navigator: Bill McAndrews, Bombardier: Abe Miller, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas Killough, Radio Operator: Rich Morrison, Ball Turret Gunner: Rhody Benson, Waist Gunner: Bill Smith, Waist Gunner: Bill Thompson, Tail Gunner: Rich Lynn (10KIA); foto-Melvin Seldin (POW); Enemy aircraft attack and were seen going down under control, dived into sea off Heligoland, most had Mae Wests on but only Seldon swum away and was picked up; MACR 1756. THE PICCADILLY VIRGIN.

Last updated: 9. August 2018


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