B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30280 / Crazy Horse

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30280 / Crazy Horse


  • RCL: MI-L

MACR: 2470


History of
B-17 42-30280 / Crazy Horse

Delivered Boeing (by land) 17/6/43 (H2X); Wright Fd 5/7/43; Rome 21/7/43; Patterson 3/8/43; Kansas City 8/8/43; Gd Island 22/9/43; Assigned 812BS/482BG [MI-L] Alconbury 30/9/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 21/2/44 with Capt Gerald Binks (Com P, evd. then arrested Liege 27/5/44), Co-pilot: John Baber, Navigator: Ed Horner, Bombardier: Bill Barrett, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Tom Kennedy, Radio Operator: Steve Martin, Ball turret gunner: Henry Raemer, Waist gunner: Bruce Long,Tail gunner: Bill Blake (9 Prisoner of War); Ex nav-Charles Haupt, Ex nav-Joe Punches(ret UK 15/9/44), Waist gunner: Harry Booth (3 evaded capture); p-Ralph Holcombe (KIA-body washed up 04/05/44); mech problem, two engines out, on return attacked by Fw 190 over Zwolle ditched in lake IJsselmeer, nine kilometers SW of Harderwijk, Netherlands; Missing Air Crew Report 2470. CRAZY HORSE. (Remains recovered August 1970.)

Last updated: 5. May 2017


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