B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31822

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31822


  • RCL: WA-U

History of
B-17 42-31822

Delivered Denver 26/12/43; Dallas 6/1/44; Dale Marbry 10/1/44; Maxwell 11/1/44; Morrison 13/2/44; crew to 775BS/463BG Celone via ATC, but aircraft Transferred: 524BS/379BG [WA-U] Kimbolton 24/5/44; MIA Toulouse 25/6/44 Pilot: Billy Drake(+ 525BS crew), Co-Pilot: Ken Stewart, Navigator: Joe Murphy, Bombardier: Harry Hurlbust, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Juan Amendariz, Radio Operator: Ken Vague, Ball Turret Gunner: Barton Turley, Waist Gunner: Ivan Suber, Tail Gunner: Joe Eldridge (9RTD); battle damage and ditched in sea (Channel’), all rescued. No MACR.

Last updated: 20. June 2018


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