B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31148 / Morning Star

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31148 / Morning Star


MACR: 4436


History of
B-17 42-31148 / Morning Star

Delivered Dallas 25/9/43; Harvard 7/10/43; Assigned 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 21/11/43; Missing in Action Wilhelmshafen 3/3/44 with Don Ralston, Navigator: Carl Dunker, Bombardier: Pete Vitolano, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Vane Cullen, Radio Operator: John Beck, Waist gunner: Ken Johnson, Waist gunner: Joe Wayne,Tail gunner: Ed Robbins (8KIA-some washed away and drowned); Co-pilot: Tom McKiernan, Ball turret gunner: Chas Horak (2 Returned to Duty); mech fault, ditched North Sea; Missing Air Crew Report 4436.

Last updated: 4. April 2018


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