B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31560

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31560


  • RCL: TU-A

MACR: 10534

Missions: 61


History of
B-17 42-31560

Delivered Denver 21/11/43; Gr Island 10/12/43; Assigned 510BS/351BG [TU-A] Polebrook 25/2/44; {61m} Missing in Action Ludwigshafen 8/9/44 with George Shera, Co-pilot: Leroy Swetnam, Navigator: Steve Loverds, Bombardier: Dick Mason, Waist gunner: Bob Hagans (5 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dewey Cooper, Radio Operator: Wallace Van Wirt, Ball turret gunner: Ed Jansak (3 Killed in Action);Tail gunner: Don Freeman (EVD-ret base 11/9/44); flak KO’d an engine near Saarbrucken,Ger., then two more in trouble, aircraft crashed Beuvange-sous-St Michel, W of Thionville, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 10534.


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