B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30809

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30809


  • RCL: KY-G; SR382

History of
B-17 42-30809

Delivered Cheyenne 4/8/43; Gr Isle 10/8/43; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-G] Chelveston 6/9/43; force landed base 23/9/43 with Bob Lang; transferred to RAF [SR382]; 214 Sq BU-B Oulton, Sculthorpe, Nfk. 22/1/44. Missing in Action RCM mission 22/6/44 with J. Cassan, S. Bryant, G. Orr, N. Abbott, A. Sharpe (5 Killed in Action); W. Milne, J. Whatton, T. Sparks (3 Prisoner of War); D. Jennings (evaded capture); shot down by night fighter crashed De Aaldert, near Bergharen.

Last updated: 9. March 2020


B-17 42-30809 Details

Mid-air-collision with B-17 #42-30647 ‘Polly Ann’ on 23 September 1943. Returned saftly.


B-17 42-30809 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P --- John Douglas Cassan KIA
ENG/TT --- Sydney Herbert Bryant KIA
RO --- W. Milne POW
BT --- Alex Sharpe KIA
WG --- Douglas R. Jennings EVD
WG --- Norman William Stanley Abbott KIA
TG --- J.H. Whatton POW
--- --- Tom S. Sparks POW

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