B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-3185 / Queen Bee

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3185 / Queen Bee


  • RCL: PY-Y, TS-L

MACR: 1125


History of
B-17 42-3185 / Queen Bee

Delivered Cheyenne 13/3/43; Bangor 21/5/43; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-Y] Alconbury /43; transferred 2 BAD Warton 2/8/43; 333BS/94BG [TS-L] Rougham /43; Missing in Action Ivry 26/11/3 with Merle Nienaberchute failed, Radio Operator: Jim Burgin (2 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Howard Mays, Navigator: Jacques Keshishian, Bombardier: Vince Corte, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Norm Stephens, Waist gunner: Arnold Johns, Waist gunner: Emery Card,Tail gunner: Julien Abel (7 Prisoner of War); Ball turret gunner: Alva Daniels (evaded capture); enemy aircraft, crashed Londinieres, 15 miles SE of Dieppe,Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 1125. QUEEN BEE.

Last updated: 6. January 2018


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