B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31463

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31463



History of
B-17 42-31463

Delivered Cheyenne 3/11/43; Gr Island 27/11/43; Assigned 96BS/2BG Amendola 1/1/44; Missing in Action {14m} Sofia 24/1/44 with Vic Brockman, Co-pilot: Ben Nabers, Navigator: Sam Mayer, Bombardier: Jim Shea, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Archie Hartgrave, Radio Operator: Hilliard Parrish, Ball turret gunner: Hayden Speede, Waist gunner: Bill Fleming, Waist gunner: Joe Gibson,Tail gunner: Joe Habif (10 Returned to Duty); ditched 55 miles NE Bari, rescued by British ship taken to Brindisi, returned to base next day.

Last updated: 28. August 2017


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