B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30732 / Pistol Packin’ Mama

B-17 #42-30732 / Pistol Packin’ Mamazoom_in



  • RCL: GD-B

Missions: 7


History of
B-17 42-30732 / Pistol Packin’ Mama

Delivered Denver 21/7/43; Geiger 6/8/43; Pendleton 7/8/43; crash landed Prestwick, Scotland with Eugene Boyd 13/9/43; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-B] Ridgewell 26/9/43; {7m} on non-op ferry trip with personnel to Lt Staughton Depot 3/2/42, with Harold Hytinen, Co-pilot: Howard Kesley, Navigator: Rich Maurstead, Navigator: Rich Schuit, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harry Lee, Radio Operator: Mike Taft, two pass. Lt Ed Haushalter, F/O Bob Haring (8 Returned to Duty); attempting to land at Lt Staughton lost left landing gear in rough landing and was instructed to divert ship to Alconbury where it crash landed safely; Salvaged n/battle damaged. PISTOL PACKIN’ MAMA.

Last updated: 4. October 2018


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