B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31748

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31748


  • RCL: DS-V

MACR: 7504

Missions: 42


History of
B-17 42-31748

Delivered Denver 10/12/43; Kearney 31/12/43; Oklahoma City 16/1/44; Tinker 1/2/44; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-V] Polebrook 19/2/44; 42m Missing in Action Creil 13/7/44 with Cleo Aldridge, Co-pilot: Donovan Hart, Navigator: Stan Cressey, Bombardier: Glenn Ballantyne, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Frank Knapp, Ball turret gunner: Carl Irwin, Waist gunner: Don Gristmacher,Tail gunner: Art Bevier (8 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Tom Marshall (KIA – chute failed); flak KO’d oxygen system, all crew bailed out, crashed Neuffen, SE of Stuttgart, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 7504.

Last updated: 1. March 2018


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