B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30305 / Flak Shack

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30305 / Flak Shack


  • RCL: XR-D

History of
B-17 42-30305 / Flak Shack

Delivered Cheyenne 11/5/43; Gore 24/5/43; Smoky Hill 25/5/43; Kearney 26/5/43; Presque Is 3/6/43; Assigned 305BG Chelveston 24/6/43; transferred 349BS/100BG [XR-D] Thorpe Abbotts 30/6/43; crashed on take off for practice mission 16/7/43 with Woodrow Barnhill, Co-pilot: Carl Hudson, Navigator: Bill Carr, Bombardier: Winfred Rucker, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Pete Contos, Radio Operator: Ed Johnson, Waist gunner: Newton Harris {died next day} (7 Killed in Service); Ball turret gunner: Frank Opala, Waist gunner: Vince Noel,Tail gunner: Pete Russell (3 Returned to Duty); crashed north east of base at the Rectory, Dickleburgh, Nfk, UK; Salvaged 16/7/43. FLAK SHACK.

Last updated: 18. September 2017


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