B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31255 / Miss Liberty Belle

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31255 / Miss Liberty Belle


  • RCL: XK-O

History of
B-17 42-31255 / Miss Liberty Belle

Delivered Cheyenne 12/10/43; Gr Island 22/10/43; Memphis 28/10/43; Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-O] Chelveston 4/12/43; detailed mission to Merkwiller, Fr. 3/8/44 with Tom Barnett, Co-pilot: D. Morrill, Navigator: J. Rutherford, Bombardier: E. Bonas, Radio Operator: Don McQueary, Ball turret gunner: R. Jasionowicz{died in base hospital from his injuries},Tail gunner: C. Naden (7 Killed in Action); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: F. Rowe, Waist gunner: F.Schmidmeister (2WIA); battle damaged over Saarbruken but on return crashed Wymington, Bedfordshire, UK; Salvaged 10/8/44. Missing Air Crew Report ? . LIBERTY BELLE.

Last updated: 18. September 2017


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