B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31719

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31719



History of
B-17 42-31719

Delivered Denver 11/12/43; Kearney 24/12/43; Assigned 711BS/447BG [IR-K] Rattlesden 16/1/44; on return from Augsburg 13/4/44, flak KOd #3 and #4, with Bill Johnson (KIA-killed in attack); Co-pilot: Harry Whitely (Wounded in Action), Navigator: Bill Fancher (serious inj), Bombardier: George Nye (Wounded in Action), Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Frank Hazzard, Radio Operator: John Higgins, Ball turret gunner: Paul Simpson, Waist gunner: Elbert Williams, Waist gunner: Ken Zeiger,Tail gunner: Pete Bartkus (9 Returned to Duty); crash landed Ham Street, Kent; Salvaged. BLUE HEN’S CHICKS.

Last updated: 9. November 2018


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