B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31289 / Belle of Maryland

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31289 / Belle of Maryland



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B-17 42-31289 / Belle of Maryland

Delivered Cheyenne 16/10/43; Gr Island 28/10/43; Memphis 1/11/43; Assigned: 410BS/94BG Rougham 11/11/43; while parked 12/1/44, three ground crew were working, T/Sgt Roland Grout, Sgt John Lerasie & Cpl Jim Moroney, when an explosion occurred behind cockpit controls which set up a blaze, eventually extinguished (3RTD); Salvaged. 6/10/44, eventually parts used to get the equally damaged FRENESI back into operations; BELLE OF MARYLAND.

Last updated: 22. February 2019


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