B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31038

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31038



History of
B-17 42-31038

Delivered Dallas 10/9/43; Scott 9/10/43; Assigned 367BS/306BG [GY-N] Thurleigh 19/10/43; targeted Bremen 13/11/43, mission was recalled, but ship went into spin while in a thunderhead, with Clyde Cosper (Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Wes Brinkley, Navigator: Allen Ballard, Bombardier: Don Dickson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Vondrchek, Radio Operator: Ken Iviemy, Ball turret gunner: Stan Downs, Waist gunner: Lloyd Meyer, Waist gunner: Harry Twing,Tail gunner: Denver McGinnis (9RTD-all bailed safely); crash landed Longwick, near Princes Risborough, Bucks., UK and exploded, killing pilot,. Salvaged.

Last updated: 22. May 2018


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