History of the
B-17 #42-31550 / Green Hornet 2nd

Delivered Denver 21/11/43; Kearney 14/12/43; La Guardia 21/12/43; Presque Is 23/12/43; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-G] Ridgewell 13/1/44; Missing in Action [55M] Cologne 17/10/44 with Rice; flak, force landed Speelberg, near Holsbeek, NE of Louvain, Bel. some crew bailed, 2WIA but all OK; Salvaged 21/11/44. GREEN HORNET 2ND.

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  1. von Bill Lewandowski am 06. May 2019 2:36 Uhr

    My father was a tail gunner on this B-17 Green Hornet 2nd. I have photos of him with the crew. He did 35 missions. Gallagher and Palmer pilots. Did this aircraft continue after his tour with it? I read it crash landed? My father has the DFC and just checking. Thank you.


    • von b17flyingfortress.de am 06. May 2019 9:44 Uhr

      Hello Bill,

      this B-17 flew a total of 55 missions. So, I think it continue flew, afer your father completed his tour.


  2. von PAUL BOON am 06. May 2019 17:00 Uhr

    Your comment specifies that Green Hornet 2nd 42 31550 G was salvaged on 21-11-1944.
    However a picture of my collection shows this plane with a cornfield in the background, i.e. summertime
    Moreover people of the village Kortrijk-dutsel, in which plane crash landed and being the village of mij birth place, confirm that the plane remained at his crash location for at least one year.
    As a result I presume that date of salvage shoud be earliest 21-11-1945


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