B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31649 / Old Soldier aka Shatzi III

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31649 / Old Soldier aka Shatzi III


  • RCL: CC-C

History of
B-17 42-31649 / Old Soldier aka Shatzi III

Delivered Cheyenne 1/12/43; Kearney 17/12/43; Grenier 26/1/43; Ass 569BS/390BG [CC-C] Framlingham 2/2/44 OLD SOLDIER; took off as weather ship before a mission 24/5/44 w/Percy Stresing, cp-Bob Buckley, n-Jean Raas, b-Sanford Diamond, ettg-Evert Miller, ro-Ed Safford, btg-Bill Rhoten, wg-Rudolph Shelley, wg-Albt Parsons, tg-Herb Harms (10RTD); aircraft had mechanical problems, possibly fire which forced crew to bail, before crashing in woods nr base, at Common Farm Marlesford, Suffolk, sal 27/5/44. SHATZI III.

Last updated: 17. November 2018


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