B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31995 / Heavens Above

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31995 / Heavens Above


  • RCL: UX-M

MACR: 8885


History of
B-17 42-31995 / Heavens Above

Delivered Cheyenne 13/1/44; Kearney 28/1/44; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-M] Podington 23/3/44; Missing in Action Stuttgart 13/9/44 with Warren Stallings, Co-pilot: Jim McGovern, Navigator: John O’Connell, Bombardier: Harry Matthews, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Melvin Lasco, Radio Operator: Tom Beattie, Ball turret gunner: Frank Hensley, Waist gunner: Rudy Katainen,Tail gunner: Ernie Schnabele (9INT); force landed Dubendorf, Switz; Returned to the USA 1377 BU Grenier 28/9/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 2/1/46. Missing Air Crew Report 8885. HEAVEN’S ABOVE.

Published: 16. July 2017 / Last updated: 16. July 2017


B-17 42-31995 / Heavens Above Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Warren D. Stallings UNK
CP 2LT John O’Connell UNK
BOMB 2LT Harold H. Matthews UNK
ENG/TT SGT Melvin Lasco UNK
RO SGT Thomas J. Beattie UNK
BT SGT Frank E. Hensley UNK
WG SGT Rudolph A. Katainen UNK
TG SGT Ernest F. Schnaebele UNK

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