B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30337 / 8 Ball aka Flak Hack

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30337 / 8 Ball aka Flak Hack

Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: FC-D

MACR: 2503

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History of
B-17 42-30337 / 8 Ball aka Flak Hack

Delivered Cheyenne 18/5/43; Gore 20/5/43; Geiger 28/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Smoky Hill 2/7/43; Dow Fd 13/7/43; Assigned: 570BS/390BG [DI-B] Framlingham 13/7/43 EIGHTBALL; Noel Howard (rog) was KIA 26/9/43; Transferred: 571BS [FC-D]; MIA Brunswick 10/2/44 Pilot: Grady Dover, Navigator: Donel O’Brien, Radio Operator: Henry Smith, Ball Turret Gunner: Mike Chernick, Waist Gunner: Jim McAuliffe, Waist Gunner: Jim Milazzo, Tail Gunner: Rupert Farr (7KIA); Co-Pilot: John Beard, Bombardier: Claud Hodgson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chester Gillen (3POW); Enemy aircraft, crash-landed Streipe, near Lingen/Ems, Germany. MACR 2503. FLAK HACK aka 8 BALL.

Last updated: 17. November 2018

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