B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30654

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30654


  • RCL: UX-W

MACR: 848


History of
B-17 42-30654

Delivered Amarillo 5/7/43; Dallas 19/7/43; Geiger 8/8/43; Pendleton 14/8/43; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-W] Podington 16/9/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Julian Brown, Ball turret gunner: John Johnson,Tail gunner: Raphael Simeroth (3 Prisoner of War), Co-pilot: Harry Toombs, Navigator: Fred Dougherty, togg-Bill Harrison, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Don Sack, Radio Operator: Jim Geibell, Waist gunner: George Rinko, Waist gunner: Vaughn Bowers (7 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft struck with rocket missiles, crashed Bischbrunn, near Markt Heidenfelt, 20 miles W of Wurzburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 848.


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