B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31399

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31399


  • RCL: PU-F

MACR: 2645


History of
B-17 42-31399

Delivered Cheyenne 29/10/43; Gr Island 12/11/43; Memphis 18/11/43; Assigned 360BS/303BG Molesworth 27/12/43; Co-pilot: Lt Creighton Doering (KIA-hit by .50 cal bullet possibly from another B-17) 6/2/44; Missing in Action Berburg 22/2/44 with Charles Crook, Bombardier: Joe Deluca, Radio Operator: Bob Hannan, Ball turret gunner: Roy Cheek, Waist gunner: Sal Chavez (5EVD-ret UK by 10/9/44); Co-pilot: Bill Clark, Navigator: Roscoe Davis, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lou Breitenbach, Waist gunner: Norris Williams,Tail gunner: Jim Hensley (5 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Amerong near the road at Wijk Bij Duurstede, Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 2645.


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