B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31007

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31007


  • RCL: WW-F

MACR: 2239


History of
B-17 42-31007

Delivered Cheyenne 3/9/43; Gr Isle 27/9/43; Assigned: 369BS/306BG [WW-F] Thurleigh 13/10/43; MIA Frankfurt 4/2/44 Pilot: Chas Berry, Co-Pilot: Norman Laux, Navigator: Paul Jones, Bombardier: Brian James, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Leo Wells, Radio Operator: Chas Zubov, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Simon (7KIA); Waist Gunner: George Kessel, Waist Gunner: Opal Hunter, Tail Gunner: Ray Sokolowski (3POW); direct flak hit on wing, rolled over and snapped in half at the ball turret, crashed Voiswinkel, near Bergisch Gladbach, ten miles NE of Cologne, Germany. MACR 2239.

Last updated: 2. March 2019


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