B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30172 / Black Heart Jr.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30172 / Black Heart Jr.


  • RCL: QJ-F

History of
B-17 42-30172 / Black Heart Jr.

Delivered Cheyenne 22/4/43; Smoky Hill 28/4/43; Walla Walla 7/5/43; Smoky Hill 21/5/43; Dow Fd 6/6/43; Assigned: 339BS/96BG [QJ-F] Snettisham 12/6/43; crash-landed Wolferton, Nfk; 19/8/43 Pilot: Jim Attaway, Co-Pilot: Matt Vinson{wia}, Navigator: Chas Norderer, Bombardier: John Miller, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Woods, Radio Operator: Bob Huff, Ball Turret Gunner: Larry Moore, Waist Gunner: John Kangles, Waist Gunner: Dick Garrow, Tail Gunner: John Trujillo, ComP-Col Jim Travis (11RTD – 2 minor injuries); cp Vinson brought ship back after rested bailed out, to c/l on Wolferton Sands, Nfk. and was awarded the DSC. Salvaged. 21/8/44. BLACK HEART JR.

Last updated: 4. February 2019


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