B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-3090 / T’aint A Bird

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3090 / T’aint A Bird


  • RCL: BG-C, YB-N

Missions: 13+


History of
B-17 42-3090 / T’aint A Bird

Delivered Cheyenne 6/2/43; en route to UK aircraft force landed Clonakilty, N. Ireland 7/4/43 with Bill Thomas, Co-pilot: Jim Stapleton, Navigator: Bill Prochaska, Bombardier: Collis Hayes, Ball turret gunner: Floyd Thompson frost-bitten feet, Radio Operator: Carl Cameron, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Rex Neely, Waist gunner: Guy Tice, Waist gunner: Arlie Arneson,Tail gunner: Bill Whitcombe (10 Returned to Duty); Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-C] Alconbury 2/5/43; 1m (Ball turret gunner: J.R. Miller Wounded in Action), transferred 359BS/351BG [YB-N] Polebrook 17/6/43; suffered battle damage and sent to 2 BAD CCRC on return 10/11/43; Salvaged 18/6/45 13+m. T’AINT A BIRD.

Last updated: 12. April 2019


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