B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31162 / Victory Ball

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31162 / Victory Ball


  • RCL: YB-V, DS-V

MACR: 1757


History of
B-17 42-31162 / Victory Ball

Delivered Cheyenne 26/9/43; Gr Island 10/10/43; Memphis 14/10/43; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-V] Polebrook 7/11/43; transferred 511BS [DS-V]; Missing in Action {8m} Ludwigshafen 30/12/43 with Roy Parsons{+ 508BS crew}, Co-pilot: Henry Foster, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lloyd Wallace, Waist gunner: Bob Mitchell,Tail gunner: John West (5 Prisoner of War), Navigator: Erwin Cooper, Bombardier: Fred Ahlheim, Radio Operator: Casper Maggio, Ball turret gunner: Fred Bogar, Waist gunner: Gene Munson (5 Killed in Action); flak, crashed St Pol-de-Leon, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 1757. VICTORY BALL.

Last updated: 6. August 2017


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