B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31459 / Lyon’s Den

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31459 / Lyon’s Den


MACR: 2622

Missions: 20


History of
B-17 42-31459 / Lyon’s Den

Delivered Cheyenne 2/11/43; Gt Falls 6/11/43; Gr Island 25/11/43; Assigned 96BS/2BG Amendola 7/1/44; Missing in Action {20m} Steyr 24/2/44 with Thaddeus Lyons, Co-pilot: John Wilson, Ball turret gunner: Henry Carrizales, Waist gunner: Martin Lyons, Waist gunner: Arthur Carl (5KIA – all believed to be on board when ship crashed); Navigator: John Devereaux, Bombardier: Bob Gamache, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Merrill Fenn, Radio Operator: Roland Raymond (shot by German guard in POW camp, but made it home),Tail gunner: Joe Gaby (5 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Letten, Aus; eight chutes seen; Missing Air Crew Report 2622. LYON’S DEN.


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