B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31470 / Old Shep

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31470 / Old Shep


MACR: 6564


History of
B-17 42-31470 / Old Shep

Delivered Cheyenne 4/11/43; Gr Island 27/11/43; Assigned 348BS/99BG Tortorella 29/12/43; {23m} transferred 429BS/2BG Amendola 28/3/44; Missing in Action Blechammer, Ger. 7/7/44 with Driscoll Horton, Co-pilot: Peter Beers (2 evaded capture); Navigator: Bob McAdams, Bombardier: John Schmitthenner{Wounded in Action}, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Hurley, Ball turret gunner: Floyd Tickner, Waist gunner: Ray Murphy{Wounded in Action}, Waist gunner: Jim Osborn,Tail gunner: Vincent Sodaro (6 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Bob Stewart (RIP, died in Wetzler POW camp); #2 engine feathered. crashed St Micheil, Austria; Missing Air Crew Report 6564. OLD SHEP.

Last updated: 17. August 2017


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