B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-3023 / Boozeness

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3023 / Boozeness


  • RCL: OE-V, FR-F

MACR: 1365


History of
B-17 42-3023 / Boozeness

Delivered Rapid City 14/12/42; Memphis with Bob Gates, force landed Kansas City Apt. 7/4/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-V] Presque Is 18/5/43; Framlingham 12/5/43; transferred 525BS/379BG [FR-F] Kimbolton 8/6/43; Missing in Action Wangerooge Is, 25/6/43 with Tom Simones, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Fred Polcover, Ball turret gunner: Joe Noonan, Waist gunner: Norbert Meyer,Tail gunner: Norman Schoolcraft (5 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Jack Schmitt, Navigator: Hal Aebischer, Bombardier: Thornton Baker, Radio Operator: Gerald Metthe, Waist gunner: Fred Hartt (5POW-all caught by farmers and home defense with Baker evading Nazi Youth for the longest of them all; five days); enemy aircraft, crashed near Brahe, East Friesland, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1365. BOOZENESS.

Last updated: 6. January 2018


B-17 42-3023 / Boozeness Details

Shot down by Hptm Wilhelm Gath of JG 26 in a Fw 190 A-5.


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