B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31384 / Buckeye Babe

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31384 / Buckeye Babe


  • RCL: RQ-T

MACR: 12000

Missions: 103


History of
B-17 42-31384 / Buckeye Babe

Delivered Cheyenne 20/10/43; Gr Island 12/11/43; Romulus 4/12/43; Assigned 509BS/351BG [RQ-T] Polebrook 20/1/44; Missing in Action 103m Paderborn 17/1/45 with Marius Della-Cieppe, Co-pilot: Dell Harvey, Navigator: Spurgeon Clark, Bombardier: Walt Saltys, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dick Smith, Radio Operator: Ed Venezia, Ball turret gunner: George Shearer, Waist gunner: Herman Fancher,Tail gunner: Jim Fager (9 Prisoner of War); en route to target, three engines threw oil and losing height, force landed in Holland; Missing Air Crew Report 12000. BUCKEYE BABE.


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