B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30454 / Reluctant Dragon

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30454 / Reluctant Dragon


  • RCL: TS-B

MACR: 733


History of
B-17 42-30454 / Reluctant Dragon

Delivered Cheyenne 3/6/43; Smoky Hill 14/6/43; Rapid City 19/6/43; Geiger 22/6/43; Smoky Hill 23/6/43; Dow Fd 5/7/43; Assigned: 333BS/94BG [TS-B] Rougham 7/7/43; MIA Emden 27/9/43 Pilot: John Thalman (KIA); Co-Pilot: Wendell Morris, Navigator: John Lilly, Bombardier: John White, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Fred Belgium. her, Radio Operator: Lester Exelberth, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Harling, Waist Gunner: Bill Gray, Waist Gunner: Clarry Carter, Tail Gunner: Ed Schaler (9POW); Enemy aircraft, ditched North Sea, about ten miles NW of Emden, Germany. MACR 733. RELUCTANT DRAGON.


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