B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-32022 / Lonesome Polecat

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-32022 / Lonesome Polecat


MACR: 4793


History of
B-17 42-32022 / Lonesome Polecat

Delivered Cheyenne 15/1/44; MacDill 30/1/44; Morrison 5/3/44; Assigned 483BG Tortorella 15/3/44; transferred 96BS/2BG Amendola 31/3/44; Missing in Action {10m} Brasov 6/5/44 with Bob Weiss, Bombardier: George Thomas, Radio Operator: Julius Entrekin, Ball turret gunner: Wilbur Earl, Waist gunner: Willard Curtiss, Waist gunner: Leslie Wolfe,Tail gunner: Ivan Foster (7 evaded capture); Co-pilot: Neil Coady, Navigator: Edwin Bentley, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Ford (3POW-actually captured by Chetnick partisans and sold to Germans for $30 each!); #3 & #4 engines out and 10 chutes seen; crashed ?; Missing Air Crew Report 4793. LONESOME POLECAT.

Last updated: 31. December 2017


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