B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31243

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31243


  • RCL: GN-Z

History of
B-17 42-31243

Delivered Cheyenne 8/10/43; Gr Island 19/10/43; Wilmington 27/10/43; Slated 94BG, Assigned 427BS/303BG Molesworth 18/11/43; Missing in Action Leverkusen 1/12/43 with Allan Eckhart, Co-pilot: Elton Jenkins, Navigator: George Arvanites, Bombardier: Bob Meagher, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Francis Nevner, Radio Operator: Fred Kuehl, Ball turret gunner: Angelo Tambe, Waist gunner: Mike Musashe, Waist gunner: Ed Madak,Tail gunner: Nyle Smith (10 Returned to Duty); no gas, ditched Sandwich Flats, Sandwich Bay, off Walmer, Kent, all rescued by Air Sea Rescue and taken to Manston, Kent. No MACR.

Last updated: 15. September 2017


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