B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31408

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31408


  • RCL: PY-Z

MACR: 7698


History of
B-17 42-31408

Delivered Cheyenne 31/10/43; Gr Island 12/11/43; Nashville 19/11/43; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-Z] Podington 27/12/43; Missing in Action Merkwiller, Fr. 3/8/44 with Neil Curtiss {325bs} (Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Bob Blanton, Navigator: George Chester, Bombardier: Gene Hamblin, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Earl Haun, Radio Operator: Jim Schafer, Ball turret gunner: Dick Anthony, Waist gunner: Bill Murray,Tail gunner: Bill Damian (8 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Brulange, near Metz, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 7698.

Last updated: 13. July 2017


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