B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31812 / Destiny’s Child

B-17 #42-31812 / Destiny’s Childzoom_in



  • RCL: LL-H

MACR: 7281


History of
B-17 42-31812 / Destiny’s Child

Delivered Cheyenne 24/12/43; Kearney 7/1/44; Grenier 24/1/44; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-H] Bassingbourn 20/2/44; (completed first 44 missions on original engines for which crew chief Jack Gaffney awarded Bronze Star); Missing in Action 53m Leipzig 20/7/44 with Chas Van Ausdall, Navigator: Dick Loomis, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Sullivan,Tail gunner: Vernon Winters (4 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Joe Sammons, Bombardier: John Butler, Radio Operator: Dick Hamilton, Ball turret gunner: Anson Riley, Waist gunner: Winton Blevins (5 Prisoner of War); hit by Me 109s KO’d #4 and riddled ship, crashed Glauehau, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 7281. DESTINY’S CHILD.

Last updated: 11. February 2018


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