B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31410 / Berlin Bessie aka I-Dood-IT

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31410 / Berlin Bessie aka I-Dood-IT


  • RCL: ET-G

MACR: 9352

Missions: 70


History of
B-17 42-31410 / Berlin Bessie aka I-Dood-IT

Delivered Cheyenne 31/10/43; Kearney 13/11/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-G] Horham 1/1/44; flak damage Berlin 6/10/44 with Lester Lennox, Co-pilot: Bob McCoy (2 Returned to Duty); Navigator: Bill Tate, Bombardier: Dick White, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Forest Wilmouth, Radio Operator: Cyril Cummings, Ball turret gunner: Chas O’Geen, Waist gunner: Jim Taylor,Tail gunner: Don Cairns (7 Prisoner of War); Missing Air Crew Report 9352; Salvaged battle damaged base and repaired; when parked was hit by 42-97992 15/4/45; 70m, Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 26/6/45; Love Fd 27/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 28/8/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 10/11/45. BERLIN BESSIE aka I DOOD IT.

Last updated: 10. April 2018


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