B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30447

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30447


  • RCL: UX-N

History of
B-17 42-30447

Delivered Cheyenne 1/6/43; Smoky Hill 11/6/43; Gore 22/6/43; Kearney 15/7/43; Dow Fd 20/7/43; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-N) Alconbury 21/7/43; crashed on take off for Gelsenkirchen 15/8/43 with John Booker, Co-pilot: Jim McAvoy, Navigator: Capt Bob McNeely, Bombardier: Chas Bennett, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Wayne Licher, Radio Operator: Porfirio Garcia, Ball turret gunner: Ralph Richardson, Waist gunner: John Hancock, Waist gunner: Gene Simpson,Tail gunner: Ray Cupp, foto-Virgil Mullen (11 Returned to Duty); u/c began to retract then #2 prop broke off injuring pilot, aircraft stopping 200 yds past end of runway. Salvaged 171/8/43.

Last updated: 22. July 2017


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