B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31799

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31799


  • RCL: WA-C, FR-C, FO-X

MACR: 2736


History of
B-17 42-31799

Delivered Denver 20/12/43; Kearney 31/12/43; Presque Is 2/1/44; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-C] Kimbolton 7/2/44; 527BS [FR-C], then 527BS [FO-X]; Missing in Action Frankfurt 2/3/44 with Glen Hufnail, Co-pilot: Dean McCall, Bombardier: Jim Ellis, Ball turret gunner: Henry Young, Waist gunner: Chas Lambert,Tail gunner: Edgar Woodbury (6EVD-all Ret UK by 9/44); Navigator: Dave Ferris, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Derwood Macklin, Radio Operator: Ken Parker, Waist gunner: Fred Ryan (4 Prisoner of War), flak, crashed near Fumay, 15 miles N of Charleville, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 2736.


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