B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31405 / Wallaroo Mk II

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31405 / Wallaroo Mk II


  • RCL: BN-X

Missions: 81


History of
B-17 42-31405 / Wallaroo Mk II

Delivered Cheyenne 30/10/43; Gr Island 13/11/43; Romulus 26/11/43; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-X] Molesworth 14/1/44; on mission 29/4/44 with Lt Roth, Co-pilot: Homer Raker (KIA by flak); on cross country flight to RAF Heston, Middx, 7/8/44 with Capt Ken Edwards, Co-pilot: John Reed, Navigator: John Kenney, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Cecil See, Radio Operator: Everett Van Horn, pass Sgt unknown, (6 Returned to Duty); aircraft landed heavily, skidded and right landing gear collapsed; Salvaged 2 SAD Lt Staughton 12/8/44. WALLEROO MK II.

Last updated: 6. June 2021


B-17 42-31405 / Wallaroo Mk II Details

The rear half of this of #42-31405 / Wallaroo Mk II was used to repair the B-17 42-97880 / Little Miss Mischief. This gave the ‘Little Miss Mischief’ the distinctive look with the front half made of aluminum and rear half of the ‘Wallaroo Mk II’ with olive-green camouflage paint.


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