B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30803

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30803


  • RCL: NV-D

MACR: 1387


History of
B-17 42-30803

Delivered Dallas 30/7/43; Gore 31/7/43; Dallas 3/8/43; Assigned 325BS/92BG [NV-D] Podington 27/9/43; Missing in Action Leverkusen 1/12/43 with George Hale, Co-pilot: Everett Smith, Navigator: Jim Kelly, Bombardier: Paul Hughes, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ralph Anderson, Radio Operator: Frank Lockman, Ball turret gunner: Lou Madison, Waist gunner: Bill Lilienthal, Waist gunner: Lloyd Quarles (9 Killed in Action),Tail gunner: Don Wilson (Prisoner of War); flak knocked off ball turret and set #2 on fire, ship exploded & crashed elsig, near Frauenberg, 22 miles SW of Cologne, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1387.

Last updated: 6. August 2017


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