B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31216

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31216


  • RCL: QE-L

MACR: 1884


History of
B-17 42-31216

Delivered Denver 4/10/43; Gr Isle 16/10/43; Wilmington 19/10/43; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-L] Rougham 26/10/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 11/1/44 with Joe Rubin, Co-pilot: Allan Bolton, Navigator: Bob Smith, Bombardier: Bob Hughes, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Howard Davis, Radio Operator: John Cox, Ball turret gunner: Earl Hall, Waist gunner: Melvin Weissman, Waist gunner: Oscar Gallegos (9 Prisoner of War);Tail gunner: John Smith (KIA-chute failed); enemy aircraft, crash landed close to Thuine Hospital, near Lingen, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1884.

Last updated: 17. August 2017


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