B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30233 / Rhapsody In Flak

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30233 / Rhapsody In Flak


  • RCL: QW-X

MACR: 3765


History of
B-17 42-30233 / Rhapsody In Flak

Delivered Cheyenne 3/5/43; Gore 24/5/43; Smoky Hill 25/5/43; Kearney 27/5/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-X] Alconbury 16/6/43; Ground looped on return from mission 24/12/43, with John Hubbs, Co-pilot: John Evans, Navigator: A. Stachnik, Bombardier: O.F. Staats, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: D. Koloskio, Radio Operator: E. Lipuma, Ball turret gunner: Z. Ragan, Waist gunner: Ralph Brinson, J. Marron,Tail gunner: W. Harrington, ship later struck by 42-39883; force landed Andrews Field, UK with F. McLane 4/3/44; 37m, Missing in Action Augsburg 13/4/44 with Harvey Johnson, Bombardier: Bill Downey, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Walker, Radio Operator: Bob Hart, Ball turret gunner: Bill Budewitz, Waist gunner: Ira Newport, Waist gunner: Len Henderson,Tail gunner: Jim Johnson (8 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Clyde Northcott, Navigator: John Bowler (2INT); flak KOd #2 and #4, force landed Altenrhein Afd, Switz. Missing Air Crew Report 3765. Returned to the USA Morrison 22/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 8/1/46. RHAPSODY IN FLAK

Last updated: 9. February 2018


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