B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31377 / Pot O’ Gold

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31377 / Pot O’ Gold

Manufacturer:
Boeing

MACR: 2750

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History of
B-17 42-31377 / Pot O’ Gold

Delivered Cheyenne 27/10/43; Gr Island 9/11/43; Nashville 17/11/43; Assigned 327BS/92BG Podington 27/12/43; Missing in Action Aschersleben 22/2/44; 9 POW

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B-17 42-31377 / Pot O’ Gold Details

Missing in Action Aschersleben 22/2/44 with Bill Lavies (KIA-broke his neck when landing on frozen Limfjord after bale out); Co-pilot: Elijah Vaughan, Navigator: Francis Peacock, Bombardier: Bob Shuman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Neil Byers, Radio Operator: John Walcott, Ball Turret Gunner: Lester Schrenk, Waist gunner: Bill Harman, Waist gunner: Pete Guastella,Tail gunner: Vern Swindler (9 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Hoerdum, 12 miles SW of Thisted (Jutland), Den; Missing Air Crew Report 2750.

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