B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30714 / Hustling Sue

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30714 / Hustling Sue


  • RCL: RD-A, RD-S

History of
B-17 42-30714 / Hustling Sue

Delivered Denver 16/7/43; Gr Isle 8/8/43; Assigned: 423BS/306BG [RD-A/S] Thurleigh 25/8/43; battle damage over Solingen 1/12/43 Pilot: Capt George Rees, Co-Pilot: Geno DeBetta, Navigator: W.H. Dickenson, Bombardier: W.S. Ellertsdon, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: L.G. Dillon, Radio Operator: J.K Atchley, Waist Gunner: Harry Shutts, Waist Gunner: E.D. Walters, Tail Gunner: J.K. Hadberg (9RTD); Ball Turret Gunner: Ken Rood (KIA- chute failed to open). Severe turbulence caused ship to crashed at College Farm, Lasham, Hants, UK Salvaged. No MACR. HUSTLING SUE.

Last updated: 19. October 2018


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