B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30264 / Dorsal Queen

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  • RCL: HR-S

History of
B-17 42-30264 / Dorsal Queen

Delivered Denver 8/5/43; Gore 9/5/43; Kearney 10/4/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned 551BS/385BG [HR-S] Gt Ashfield 17/6/43; On return from Rheims 26/9/43 with Paul Yanello, Co-pilot: Fred Wilson, Navigator: Guilford Black, Bombardier: Chas Wardle, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Walt McMillan, Radio Operator: Stan Gula, Ball turret gunner: Larry Kern, Waist gunner: Edgar Seitz, Waist gunner: Marion McGinnis, obs-Lt Sid White (10 Killed in Action),Tail gunner: John Adams (Returned to Duty); collided mid-air with 42-3290 (385BG), crashed Tillingham Hall Farm, Bulphan, near West Horndon, Ex. Salvaged 28/9/43. DORSAL QUEEN.

Last updated: 18. May 2017


B-17 42-30264 / Dorsal Queen Details

Mid-air-collision with B-17 #42-3290 Raunchy Wolf aka El Lobo  on 26/09/1943. 10 KIA. 1 RTD.


B-17 42-30264 / Dorsal Queen Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P --- Paul Yanello KIA
CP --- Fred Wilson KIA
BOMB --- Chas Wardle KIA
ENG/TT --- Walt McMillan KIA
RO --- Stan Gula KIA
BT --- Larry Kern KIA
WG --- Marion McGinnis KIA
WG --- Edgar Seitz KIA
TG --- John Adams RTD
OBS 2LT Sid White KIA

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