B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31314 / Scorchy

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31314 / Scorchy


  • RCL: BN-E

History of
B-17 42-31314 / Scorchy

Delivered Cheyenne 19/10/43; Gr Island 1/11/43; Memphis 2/11/43; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-E] Molesworth 18/11/43; ex-Frankfurt 11/2/44, with Howard Dahleen, Co-pilot: Chas Rice, Navigator: Russ Klingensmith, Bombardier: Ray Gauthier, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Orrick Malcolm, Radio Operator: Cliff Swanson, Ball turret gunner: Ed Hirn, Waist gunner: Bill Titsworth, Waist gunner: Harding Smith,Tail gunner: Harry Ross (10 Returned to Duty); brakes failed, o/s Shoreham Afd, Sussex, UK. hitting guardroom and injuring three crew members; Salvaged n/battle damaged 13/2/44. SCORCHY.

Last updated: 15. September 2017


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