B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31798 / Rose O’Day

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31798 / Rose O’Day


  • RCL: QW-J

MACR: 3801


History of
B-17 42-31798 / Rose O’Day

Delivered Denver 21/12/43; Kearney 31/12/43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-J] Horham 3/2/44; 15m, Missing in Action Rostock 11/4/44 with Garland Maddox, Navigator: Joe Krecji,Tail gunner: Ed Cunliffe (3 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Ewalt Kuchling, Bombardier: J.W. Boren, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Louis Brown, Radio Operator: John Jones, Ball turret gunner: Ed Jerstad, Waist gunner: Ray Borden, Waist gunner: Jim Radcliffe, (7 Killed in Action); hit by Fw 190s, crashed Bad Doberan, near Kellerswald, nine miles W of Rostock, Germany. (One record gives some of crew were drowned in Baltic Sea, another record states a Pole says seven crew were killed by hostile civilians at Rostock). Missing Air Crew Report 3801.

Last updated: 25. July 2017


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