B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31614 / Minnie the Mermaid

B-17 #42-31614 / Minnie the Mermaidzoom_in



  • RCL: VP-L

History of
B-17 42-31614 / Minnie the Mermaid

Delivered Cheyenne 27/11/43; Seattle 29/11/43; Portland 2/12/43; Felts Fd 4/12/43; Cheyenne 6/12/43; Kearney 16/12/43; Cleveland 20/12/43; Syracuse 21/12/43; Presque Is 3/1/44; Assigned 533BS/381BG [VP-L] Ridgewell 21/1/44; battle damaged over Misburg, Ger; 29/11/44 with Joe Nelson, Co-pilot: Ken Schmalz, Navigator: Jerry Pasek, Bombardier: Tom Schnidt, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Larry Levington, Radio Operator: George Comery, Ball turret gunner: Francis Bergermeister, Waist gunner: Harlan Van Over,Tail gunner: Joe Walsh (9 Returned to Duty); force landed Meijel, 20 miles E of Eindhoven, Hol. the crew being quickly evacuated by British ground troops; Salvaged 27/1/45. MINNIE THE MERMAID.

Last updated: 25. August 2017


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