B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30334 / Virgin Sturgeon aka Eight Ball

B-17 #42-30334 / Virgin Sturgeon aka Eight Ballzoom_in

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Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: DI-E

MACR: 2271

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History of
B-17 42-30334 / Virgin Sturgeon aka Eight Ball

Delivered Cheyenne 15/5/43; Geiger 28/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Chanute 22/6/43; Lewiston 23/6/43; Smoky Hill 2/7/43; Dow Fd 13/7/43; Assigned: 570BS/390BG [DI-E] Framlingham 15/7/43 EIGHT BALL; MIA Frankfurt 29/1/44 Pilot: Bill Harding, Co-Pilot: Valdemar Cordova, Navigator: Clint Jacobsen, Bombardier: Ed Morgan, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bill Craven, Radio Operator: Mario Lubue, Ball Turret Gunner: Ralph Ross, Waist Gunner: Vince Plouff, Waist Gunner: George Fritz, Tail Gunner: John Ovadal (10POW); mid-air coll w/42-30325 (390BG) breaking off part of right wing, crashed in Lake Constance, near Friedrichshafen, Germany. MACR 2271. VIRGIN STURGEON.

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B-17 42-30334 / Virgin Sturgeon aka Eight Ball Details

Mid-air-collision with B-17 #42-30325 / Miss Carry on 29 January 1944.

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