B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30272 / Fritz Blitz

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30272 / Fritz Blitz


  • RCL: OE-U

MACR: 1118


History of
B-17 42-30272 / Fritz Blitz

Delivered Cheyenne 7/5/43; Gore 8/5/43; Smoky Hill 17/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-U] Horham 15/6/43; Missing in Action (21m) Munster 10/10/43 with Eldon Broman, Co-pilot: John Chaffin, Navigator: Bill Fowler, Bombardier: Paul Guiteras, Radio Operator: Warren Thomas, Ball turret gunner: Richmond Dillon, Waist gunner: Frank Dean, Waist gunner: Jake Black,Tail gunner: Tom Kelly, obs-Capt Chas Forney (10 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Roy Rightmire (KIA-anoxia); crashed Haakbergen, Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 1118. FRITZ BLITZ.

Last updated: 4. November 2017


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