B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31142

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31142

Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: QJ-U

MACR: 2860

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History of
B-17 42-31142

Delivered Cheyenne 24/9/43; Gr Island 7/10/43; Romulus 10/10/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-U] Snetterton 14/10/43; Missing in Action Regensburg 25/2/44 with Bob Lindstrom, Co-pilot: Bert Ripley, Navigator: Ralph Swanson{wia, gangrene set in, leg amputated}, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Karlsson, Radio Operator: John Hutchins, Ball turret gunner: Roger Dearman, Waist gunner: Harry Itzikoff, Waist gunner: Bob Gentry,Tail gunner: Chas Haywood (9 Prisoner of War); Bombardier: Edmund Bairstow (EVD-ret UK by 8//6/44); enemy aircraft, crash landed Dyonne, five miles NE of Rethel, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 2860.

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