B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31146

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31146


MACR: 2277


History of
B-17 42-31146

Delivered Dallas 25/9/43; Harvard 14/10/43; Assigned 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 19/11/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 30/1/44 with Merten Putnam, Co-pilot: Walt Hauptman, Navigator: Morton Gold, Bombardier: Bill Marshall, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clarry Stewart, Ball turret gunner: Chas Sammer, Waist gunner: Jim Fordyce,Tail gunner: Fred Herudek (8 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Milton Glantz, Waist gunner: Oren Smith (2 Killed in Action); mech fault, followed by enemy aircraft attack KO’d two engines, crashed Weeze, five miles S of Goch, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 2277.

Last updated: 22. May 2018


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