B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31127

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31127


  • RCL: CQ-A

History of
B-17 42-31127

Delivered Dallas 22/9/43; Harvard 8/10/43; Assigned 94BG Rougham 19/11/43; transferred 708BS/447BG [CQ-A] Rattlesden /44; on return from Brussels 28/4/44 with Chas Dowler, Co-pilot: Vernon Arnold, Navigator: Leonard Erickson, Bombardier: ? , Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Sandy Conti, Radio Operator: Francis Brownson, Ball turret gunner: George King, Waist gunner: Larry Steinhafel, Waist gunner: Ken Shimp,Tail gunner: John Marabito (9 Returned to Duty); u/c collapsed halfway down runway on landing, a check by Gp Tech. Insp. found errors in settings. Salvaged 20/5/44.

Last updated: 11. February 2018


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