B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31988 / The Blonde Bomber

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31988 / The Blonde Bomber


  • RCL: TU-C

History of
B-17 42-31988 / The Blonde Bomber

Delivered Cheyenne 13/1/44; Savannah 26/2/44; Assigned 510BS/351BG [TU-C] Polebrook 30/3/44; detailed training mission 23/4/44 with Maj David Wheeler, Radio Operator: John Corwile(wia), pass-Don Cutler, pass-Porter Black (4 Returned to Duty); Co-pilot: Chester Montgomery, Bombardier: Capt Bill Winter, pass-Bill Manley, pass-Albert Brooks (4 Killed in Service); {3m} lost #2, then Co-pilot: feathered #1 in error causing ship to crash Hemington, Northamptonshire; Salvaged 2 SAD Lt Staughton 24/4/44. THE BLONDE BOMBER.

Last updated: 1. March 2018


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