B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31215

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31215


  • RCL: XR-H

MACR: 1394


History of
B-17 42-31215

Delivered Denver 4/10/43; Gr Isle 15/10/43; Wilmington 19/10/43; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-H] Thorpe Abbotts 26/10/43; Missing in Action Bremen 26/11/43 with George Ford, Bombardier: Art Bodel, Waist gunner: Carl Glasmeier{Wounded in Action}, Waist gunner: Leo Bianchi,Tail gunner: Denton King (5 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Max Newman, Ball turret gunner: George Jones (2 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Jean Pitner, Navigator: Arno Plischke, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Andy Hathaway (3 evaded capture); hit by FW 190 KO’d #2, setting fire to wing, crashed Laneuville, NW of Paris, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 1394.


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