B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31946 / Esky

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31946 / Esky


MACR: 4156


History of
B-17 42-31946 / Esky

Delivered Cheyenne 10/1/44; Gt Bend 19/1/44; Assigned: 333BS/94BG [TS- ] Rougham 9/2/44; MIA Pas de Calais 20/4/44 Pilot: Don Swanson, Co-Pilot: Chas Shearston, Navigator: Chas Webb, Bombardier: Marc Decaro, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Wilbur Strong, Radio Operator: Onzie Jones, Waist Gunner: Dave Adams, Waist Gunner: Russell Theil, Tail Gunner: Domingo Santos (9POW); Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Tronson (EVD); flak hit in right wheel well and ball turret door fell off, then cockpit fire broke out and crew baled; crashed Fauquembergues, 16 miles SE of St Omer, France; MACR 4156. ESKY.

Last updated: 21. March 2019


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