B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31687 / Wabbit

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31687 / Wabbit


  • RCL: PY-M

MACR: 8883


History of
B-17 42-31687 / Wabbit

Delivered Denver 6/12/43; Kearney 17/12/43; New Castle 8/1/44; Presque Is 10/1/44; Prestwick 18/1/44; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-M] Podington 28/1/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 11/9/44 with Tom Andrew, Navigator: John Goodin, Bombardier: Bob Ferrier, Radio Operator: Francis Escente, Claud Vanlandinghem, Waist gunner: Jack Williams (6 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Joe Stacey, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jack Hellums,Tail gunner: Paul Hawkins (3 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, ship exploded in mid-air, crashed Frommstedt, N of Erfurt, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 8883. WABBITT.

Last updated: 31. December 2019


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