B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30259 / Damfino II

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30259 / Damfino II


  • RCL: XR-N

MACR: 778


History of
B-17 42-30259 / Damfino II

Delivered Cheyenne 8/5/43; Smoky Hill 25/4/43; Kearney 27/5/43; Dow Fd 7/6/43; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-N] Thorpe Abbotts 10/6/43; FTR from practice mission 24/9/43 with John Gossage, Bombardier: Theo Don, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Humphrey, Radio Operator: Mike Gillen,Tail gunner: Bruce Alshouse (5 Returned to Duty); Co-pilot: Bill Grier, Navigator: Ward Dalton, Ball turret gunner: Francis DeCooman, Waist gunner: Clyde Lovell, Waist gunner: Ralph Schulte (5 Killed in Action); night raider KO’d #3 ditched North Sea, but survivors rescued by ASR. Missing Air Crew Report 778. DAMIFINO II.

Last updated: 18. October 2018


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