B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31352 / Leading Lady aka Iron Bird

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31352 / Leading Lady aka Iron Bird

Manufacturer:
Boeing

MACR: 3661

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History of
B-17 42-31352 / Leading Lady aka Iron Bird

Delivered Cheyenne 23/10/43; Walla Walla 7/11/43; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 6/1/44 LEADING LADY; Missing in Action Warnemunde 9/4/44 with John Mayek*, Co-pilot: Maj George Oxrider, Navigator: Howard Mattingley*, Bombardier: Ed Leslie*, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Wymond Ridge, Radio Operator: Ed Krementz, Ball turret gunner: Norman Burton*, Waist gunner: Marshall Phillips*, Waist gunner: Jack Browne*,Tail gunner: Lt Jim Hudson (10KIA – *bodies not found); enemy aircraft KOd #2 & 3, crashed Baltic Sea off Laaland, Den; Missing Air Crew Report 3661. IRON BIRD.

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