B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31059

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31059


  • RCL: SO-

MACR: 842


History of
B-17 42-31059

Delivered Cheyenne 13/9/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO- ] Grafton Underwood 2/10/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Don Ogilvie, Co-pilot: Bob Kilmer (2 Prisoner of War), Navigator: Everett Childs, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Emmett Hood, Radio Operator: Jim Murray, Ball turret gunner: Jim McKeon, Waist gunner: Francis Sylvia, Waist gunner: Bill Martin,Tail gunner: Lou Ratkiewicz (7 evaded capture), Bombardier: Bill Wilson (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Bar-le-Duc, near Soissons, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 842. (first group loss).

Last updated: 10. July 2017


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