B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30387

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30387


  • RCL: JW-F, JW-A

MACR: 849


History of
B-17 42-30387

Delivered Cheyenne 25/5/43; Kearney 5/6/43; Gore 7/6/43; Tinker 9/6/43; Dalhart 27/6/43; Gr Isle 27/6/43; Presque Is 3/8/43; Assigned 326BS/92BG [JW-F/A] Alconbury 21/8/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Major George Ott, Co-pilot: George Long, Navigator: Malcolm Champagne, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Hottenstein, Radio Operator: Dick Spellerberg, Ball turret gunner: John Benson, Waist gunner: Harry Clark, Waist gunner: Joe Pribish,Tail gunner: Jim Proakis{died in camp 3/12/43} (9 Prisoner of War), Bombardier: Jerome Tiger (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Flurabteilung Kastellerweg, near Markt Bibart, 22 miles SE of Wurtzburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 849.

Last updated: 12. April 2018


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