B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-3079

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3079


  • RCL: OE-O, OR-X

MACR: 550


History of
B-17 42-3079

Delivered Cheyenne 1/2/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-O] Horham 15/4/43, later 412BS; slight damage in taxi accident at Alconbury with Rich Robinson 27/4/43; transferred 323BS/91BG [OR-X] Bassingbourn 16/6/43; Missing in Action Nantes 16/9/43 with Elden Smith, Co-pilot: Jim Cramer, Navigator: Melbourne Banowetz, Bombardier: Lloyd Hansen, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harry Lyberger, Radio Operator: George Schmitt, Ball turret gunner: Felix Antonacchio, Waist gunner: LeRoy Young,Tail gunner: Joe Mazzola (9 Prisoner of War), Waist gunner: Tom Bone (KIA-drowned); flak, crashed St Nazaire area, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 550.

Last updated: 10. October 2017


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