B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31516 / June Bug

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31516 / June Bug


  • RCL: BK-M

History of
B-17 42-31516 / June Bug

Delivered Denver 16/11/43; Spokane 19/11/43; Missoula 24/11/43; Kearney 17/12/43; Romulus 6/1/44; Presque Is 7/1/44; Assigned 546BS/384BG [BK- ] Grafton Underwood 18/2/44; forming up for Oschersleben 22/2/44 coll with 42-38041 (303BG) with Syd Jeter, Co-pilot: George Schutz, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Don McDonald, Radio Operator: George DuPuis, Ball turret gunner: John Lisch, Waist gunner: Ferdie Madl, Waist gunner: Metro Persoskie,Tail gunner: Edgar Scheffer (8 Killed in Action); Navigator: Bill Bailey, Bombardier: Ken Swanson (2 Returned to Duty), crashed Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire,UK; Salvaged AFSC 23/2/44. JUNE BUG.

Last updated: 11. September 2017


B-17 42-31516 / June Bug Details

Mid-air-collision with B-17 #42-38041 ‘Hell’s Angels II’ during forming up on 22 February 1944.


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