B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31702

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31702

Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: YB-A

MACR: 7902

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History of
B-17 42-31702

Delivered Denver 9-Dec-43; Kearney 28-Dec-43; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-A] Polebrook 30-Jan-44. Sustained a direct hit from flak over the target, the aircraft factories at Schkeuditz, Germany on 16-Aug-44. Aircraft exploded in mid-air before all of the crew could bale out and crashed at Burgwerben, Germany. This aircraft had flown 47 missions. 3KIA 6POW MACR 7902.

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B-17 42-31702 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Edgar D. Cartwright KIA
CP 2LT Robert C. Schwartz KIA
BOMB 2LT William R. Chauncey, Jr. KIA
ENG/TT S/SGT Eugene F. Moss POW
RO S/SGT Garlan R. Gillespie POW
BT SGT George R. Greenamyre POW
WG SGT Raymond F. Newbauer POW
TG SGT George W. Light POW

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