B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31237 / Alexander’s Ragtime Band

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31237 / Alexander’s Ragtime Band


  • RCL: HR-O

History of
B-17 42-31237 / Alexander’s Ragtime Band

Delivered Cheyenne 7/10/43; Grand Island 16/10/43; Wilmington 19/10/43; Assigned: 551BS/385BG [HR-O] Gt Ashfield 26/10/43; battle damage Pas de Calais 1/5/44 Pilot: Russell Novotny, Co-Pilot: Fred Hageter (2RTD), Navigator: Franklin Murdock, Bombardier: Ernie Lundgren, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Dave Miller, Radio Operator: George Langer, Ball Turret Gunner: Lloyd Winegarner, Waist Gunner: Roger Clark, Waist Gunner: Emil Smedley, Tail Gunner: Ray Smith all bailed over France, (8POWs’); flak KO’d #4, but limped home to crash-landed Mendlesham, Sfk. UK. only to catch fire and burn out; Salvaged. 2/5/44. ALEXANDER’S RAGTIME BAND.

Last updated: 28. November 2018


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