B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31238 / Devils Ball

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31238 / Devils Ball


  • RCL: DS-A

Missions: 64


History of
B-17 42-31238 / Devils Ball

Delivered Cheyenne 7/10/43; Gr Island 21/10/43; Nashville 27/10/43; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-A] Polebrook 23/12/43; {64m} Mannheim 8/9/44, with John Haba, Co-pilot: Clinton Cavett, Navigator: Gene Hooks, Bombardier: Bob McGlohon, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ernie Clinton, Radio Operator: Jim Singleton, Ball turret gunner: Roy Morrison, Waist gunner: Ray McCloskey (8 Killed in Service);Tail gunner: Don Holihan (Returned to Duty), aircraft iced up badly during wing assembly and crashed Langtoft Common, near Market Deeping, Lincs. UK; Salvaged 2 SAD Lt Staughton 9/9/44. DEVIL’S BALL.

Last updated: 1. March 2018


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