B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31428

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31428


MACR: 2655


History of
B-17 42-31428

Delivered Cheyenne 2/11/43; Assigned 367BS/306BG Thurleigh 21/1/44; Missing in Action Aschersleben 22/2/44 with Carey Oliver, co-George Dumas, Navigator: George Milburn, Bombardier: Siegel Hawkins, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Earl Swilley, Radio Operator: Silvio Paoli, Waist gunner: Maurice Pershing, Waist gunner: Jack Osborn,Tail gunner: Bill Van Houtte (9 Killed in Action); Waist gunner: Bill Huddleston (Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Daaden, four miles S of Dermbach, nine miles SW of Siegen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 2655.


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