B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30780 / Eager Eagle II

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30780 / Eager Eagle II


  • RCL: RQ-H/T

MACR: 1938


History of
B-17 42-30780 / Eager Eagle II

Delivered Cheyenne 27/7/43; Geiger 9/8/43; Pendleton 12/8/43; Assigned 509BS/351BG [RQ-H/T] Polebrook 21/9/43; Missing in Action {10m} Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Bill Myers, Co-pilot: John Hart, Bombardier: Art Jones, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clyde Caudle, Radio Operator: Lavern Sherman, Ball turret gunner: John Ricci,Tail gunner: Jim Mansfield (7 Killed in Action), Navigator: Bill Carmichael, Waist gunner: Bill Bloshko, Waist gunner: Herb Bivens{spinal injury in hospital 6 mths} (3 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Holzerode, six miles NE of Gottingen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1938. EAGER EAGLE II.

Last updated: 10. May 2024


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