B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-32019

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-32019

Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: ET-R

MACR: 3803

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History of
B-17 42-32019

Delivered Cheyenne 15/1/44; Gr Island 28/1/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-R] Horham 9/2/44; 18m, Missing in Action Rostock 11/4/44 with Leo Francis (KIA-as he prepared to bale out with crew); Co-pilot: Martin Taylor, Navigator: Burchard Day, Bombardier: Frank Henerson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Buske, Radio Operator: Howard Pollard, Ball turret gunner: A.L. Graves, Waist gunner: Joe Misulich, Waist gunner: George McGibbney,Tail gunner: John Stastny (9 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft KO’d #1, then #4 caught fire with damaged wing, crashed Laendorf, four miles S of Gnoien, near Boddin, 19 miles SE of Rostock, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 3803.

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