B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31749

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31749


MACR: 3257


History of
B-17 42-31749

Delivered Cheyenne 10/12/43; Gt Falls 20/12/43; Oklahoma City 6/1/44; Love Fd 15/1/44; Maxwell 16/1/44; Savannah 18/1/44; Homestead 28/1/44; Assigned 20BS/2BG Amendola 28/1/44; Missing in Action Villaorba 18/3/44 with Willard Butler, Co-pilot: Bob Drake, Navigator: Chas Evert, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Martin Hutchinson, Radio Operator: Paul Henderson, Ball turret gunner: Jim Howton, Waist gunner: Cantello Strickland, Waist gunner: Andy McCrossan,Tail gunner: Horace Maddux (9 Killed in Action); Navigator: Adam Pyzyna (Prisoner of War); Ju88 shot off tail with rocket; one chute seen, crashed on Cres Island; Missing Air Crew Report 3257.


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