B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30707 / Piccadilly Commando II

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30707 / Piccadilly Commando II


  • RCL: WW-B

MACR: 816


History of
B-17 42-30707 / Piccadilly Commando II

Delivered Denver 15/7/43; Gr Isle 27/7/43; Kearney 8/8/43; Topeka 13/8/43; Scott 17/8/43; Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-B] Chelveston 25/8/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Gustav Holmstrom, Co-pilot: Francis Ferguson{Wounded in Action}, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Paul Loubet, Ball turret gunner: Fred Massey, Waist gunner: Bill Oliver, Waist gunner: Ralph Ellsworth,Tail gunner: Chas Fatigati (7 Prisoner of War), Navigator: Phil Anderson, Bombardier: Jack Kelly, Radio Operator: Mike Uhrin (3KIA-bodies never found), Ball turret gunner: Fred Massey (evaded capture); enemy aircraft KO’d #4 plus other damage, crashed SE of Hanau, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 816. PICCADILLY COMMANDO.

Last updated: 10. July 2017


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