B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31823

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31823

Manufacturer:
Boeing

MACR: 3286

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History of
B-17 42-31823

Delivered Denver 25/12/43; Tulsa 9/1/44; Maxwell 14/1/44; Lakeland 16/1/44; Morrison 14/2/44; Assigned 772BS/463BG Celone 15/2/44; Missing in Action 19/3/44 training mission with Major George Burgess, Co-pilot: Capt Foster Cash, Navigator: Paul Schwartz, Bombardier: Capt Ernie Anderson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ed Franz, Radio Operator: Bob Molan, Ball turret gunner: Joe King, Waist gunner: Adrian Lapacek, Waist gunner: Viv Amero,Tail gunner: Elwood Kerschner (10 Killed in Action); mid air coll with 42-38143 (2BG); tail cut off, crashed Adriatic Sea; Missing Air Crew Report 3286 (of 2BG).

B-17 42-31823 Details

Mid-air-collision with B-17 #42-38143 on March 19th 1944. 10 KIA

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