B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31500 / The Duchess

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31500 / The Duchess


  • RCL: GY-L

MACR: 2653


History of
B-17 42-31500 / The Duchess

Delivered Cheyenne 12/11/43; Kearney 28/11/43; Des Moines 4/12/43; Romulus 6/12/43; Presque Is 9/12/43; Assigned 367BS/306BG [GY-L] Thurleigh 4/1/44; Missing in Action Oschersleben 22/2/44 with Francis Macomber, Co-pilot: Chas Wickham, Navigator: Bob Wigton, Bombardier: Larry MacNeil, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Graham, Radio Operator: Leo Tortora, Ball turret gunner: Emil Bohaty, Waist gunner: Don Shinners, Waist gunner: Gunnard Johnson,Tail gunner: Bruce Cox (10 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, two miles E of crashed Gran-Hallet, 11 miles SW of St Trond, Bel; Missing Air Crew Report 2653. THE DUCHESS.

Last updated: 28. February 2019


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