B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31975 / Queen of the Air

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31975 / Queen of the Air


  • RCL: TU-O

MACR: 5331

Missions: 29


History of
B-17 42-31975 / Queen of the Air

Delivered Cheyenne 11/1/44; Sth Bend 23/1/44; Savannah 24/1/44; Assigned 510BS/351BG [TU-O] Polebrook 22/2/44; Missing in Action {29m} Ludwigshafen 27/5/44 with Horace Hopkins, Co-pilot: Everett Hale, Navigator: Carl Habecker, Bombardier: Dick Atwood, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Sam Snyder, Ball turret gunner: Avondle Willhite, Waist gunner: Lyle Norquist,Tail gunner: Norman Bruning (8 Killed in Action); Waist gunner: Dwight Suddock (Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Bill Stroh (evaded capture); enemy aircraft, crashed La Maxerelle, near Bas-sur-Meurthe Clefey in Voges Mountains,six miles N of Gerardmer, W of Colmar, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 5331. QUEEN OF THE AIR.

Last updated: 1. March 2018


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