B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30823 / Invadin’ Maiden aka The Gnome

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30823 / Invadin’ Maiden aka The Gnome


  • RCL: LN-Y

MACR: 1025


History of
B-17 42-30823 / Invadin’ Maiden aka The Gnome

Delivered Dallas 4/8/43; Gore 5/8/43; Dallas 8/8/43; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-Y] Thorpe Abbotts 6/9/43; Missing in Action Munster 10/10/43 with Chas Walts, Navigator: Louis Oss, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Travis Brumbeau, Waist gunner: Tom Murphy,Tail gunner: Bill Higginbotham (5 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Jerome Wallace, Bombardier: Dick Dodson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clyde Walker, Ball turret gunner: Henry Gratzfeld, Waist gunner: Frank Fetherston (5 Killed in Action); shot down by FW 190, KO’d #2, wing caught fire, exploded and crashed Wildermann’s Farm, Hohenhalte, six miles W of Munster; Missing Air Crew Report 1025. THE GNOME then INVADIN’ MAIDEN.

Last updated: 24. January 2018


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