B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31524 / Able Mabel

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31524 / Able Mabel


  • RCL: RD-G

MACR: 3434


History of
B-17 42-31524 / Able Mabel

Delivered Denver 16/11/43; Boise 17/11/43; Kearney 30/11/43; Gr Island 4/12/43; Romulus 6/12/43; Dorval (Canada) 7/12/43; Presque Is 9/12/43; Assigned 423BS/306BG [RD-G] Thurleigh 21/1/44; battle damaged Berlin 22/3/44 with Ragnar Carlson, Co-pilot: Ken Yass, Navigator: S. Soscal, Bombardier: H.R. Shutts, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: W.H. Morgan (5 Returned to Duty); Radio Operator: Phil Brourman, Ball turret gunner: Nick Orlando, Waist gunner: Tony Mariant, Waist gunner: Fred Blum,Tail gunner: Chas Kester (5 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft caused damage & five bailed; ship crash landed Horsey Gap, Norfolk, UK; Missing Air Crew Report 3434. ABLE MABEL.

Last updated: 6. January 2018


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