B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31088 / Heaven Can Wait

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History of
B-17 42-31088 / Heaven Can Wait

Delivered Cheyenne 20/9/43; Scott 25/9/43; Assigned 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 19/11/43; crashed on take off for mission 12/4/44 with Phil King, Co-pilot: John Dillon, Navigator: Clarry Anderson, Bombardier: John Pruner, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Harrison, Radio Operator: Lloyd Boltz, Waist gunner: Duncan Campbell (7 Killed in Service); Ball turret gunner: John Burek, Waist gunner: Don Grainger,Tail gunner: Carl Rettzel (3 Returned to Duty); struck tree on take off and crashed Grange Farm, Blacksmith Lane, Thorpe Morieux, Suffolk. Salvaged 13/4/44.

Last updated: 9. April 2018


B-17 42-31088 / Heaven Can Wait Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P --- Phillip King KIS
CP --- John F. Dillon KIS
BOMB --- John M. Pruner KIS
ENG/TT --- William Harrison KIS
RO --- Lloyd Boltz KIS
BT --- John Burek RTD
WG --- Duncan Campbell KIS
WG --- Donald Granger RTD
TG --- Carl Reitzel RTD

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