B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31528

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31528



History of
B-17 42-31528

Delivered Denver 16/11/43; Kearney 2/12/43; New York 8/12/43; Presque Is 9/12/43; Assigned 365BS/305BG Chelveston 28/12/43; assigned Bordeaux 31/12/43 with John Quillman, Co-pilot: Ralph Blake, Navigator: John Repetti, Bombardier: Adolph Erikson (4 Killed in Action); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Groenschen, Radio Operator: Bob Cove, Ball turret gunner: Everett Esch, Waist gunner: Pat McHugh, Waist gunner: John Vasos, Tail gunner: Martin McCormick (6 Returned to Duty); crash landed Ashridge, Hertfordshire, UK; Salvaged 2 SAD Lt Staughton 3/1/44.

Last updated: 16. October 2021


B-17 42-31528 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT John J. Quillman KIA
CP 2LT Ralph L. Blake KIA
BOMB 2LT Adolph L. Erickson KIA
ENG/TT SGT Charles Groeschen RTD
RO S/SGT Robert L. Cove RTD
BT SGT Everett T. Esch RTD
WG SGT Patrick C. McHugh RTD
WG SGT John C. Vasos RTD
TG SGT Martin A. McCormick RTD

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