B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30852 / Hot Toddy aka Blowin’ Bessie

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-30852 / Hot Toddy aka Blowin’ Bessie

Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: MS-Y

MACR: 1399

Missions: 3

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History of
B-17 42-30852 / Hot Toddy aka Blowin’ Bessie

Delivered Cheyenne 7/8/43; Memphis 10/8/43; Dalhart 16/8/43; Assigned: 535BS/381BG [MS-Y] Ridgewell 24/9/43 HOT TODDY; MIA {3m} Gelsenkirchen 5/11/43 Pilot: Don Hopp, Navigator: Marshall Tyler, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Alex Girvan (3POW), Co-Pilot: Walter Carr, Bombardier: Bill Johnston{drowned} , Radio Operator: Roy East, Ball Turret Gunner: Armand Richards, Waist Gunner: Julius Greer, Waist Gunner: Bob True, Tail Gunner: Dick Woodyatt (7KIA – six not recovered); flak, crashed in water at Hollands Diep, near Klundert, Holl.. MACR 1399. (Recovered Oct 1969). BLOWIN’ BESSIE.

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