B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31511 / Fool’s Luck III

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31511 / Fool’s Luck III

Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: SC-D

MACR: 3939

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History of
B-17 42-31511 / Fool’s Luck III

Delivered Denver 16/11/43; Kearney 3/12/43; Presque Is 9/12/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-D] Deenethorpe 1/1/44; Missing in Action Evere A/fd 10/4/44 with Gaston Fox, Co-pilot: Francis Hoad, Navigator: Darrel Wilson, Bombardier: Leon Mendelson, Ball turret gunner: Don Van Booven, Waist gunner: Chas Sierra (6 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Allen Brown, Radio Operator: Duane Brandt, Waist gunner: Joe Gallas,Tail gunner: Cecil Estess (4 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, ditched Channel, three miles W of Calais, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 3939. FOOLS LUCK III.

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B-17 42-31511 / Fool’s Luck III Crew

PositionRankNameStatusNote
PCPTGaston M. FoxPOW
CP1LTFrancis W. HoadPOW
BOMB2LTLeonard J. MendelsonPOW
ENG/TTT/SGTAllen D. BrownKIA
ROT/SGTDuane G. BrandtKIA
BTSGTDonald W. Van BoovanPOW
WGSGTJoseph GallasKIA
WGSGTCharles P. SierraPOW
TGSGTCecil C. EstessKIA

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