B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-32024 / Swamp Fire

B-17 #42-32024 / Swamp Firezoom_in



  • RCL: WA-L

Missions: 117


History of
B-17 42-32024 / Swamp Fire

Delivered Cheyenne 15/1/44; Gr Island 30/1/44; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-L] Kimbolton 20/2/44; first in group to 100m to Gelsenkirchen 1/11/44, with Bruce Mills, Co-pilot: Carl Shedlock, Navigator: John McCray, Bombardier: Jim Whitney, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Delmer Menger, Radio Operator: Joe Cooper, Ball turret gunner: Jim Boston, Waist gunner: Lucas Conner,Tail gunner: Bill Beddard;, dec W/W 11/12/44; transferred Alconbury 1/6/45; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 12/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 14/7/45; 4136 BU Tinker 16/12/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 29/12/45. SWAMP FIRE.

Last updated: 19. June 2020


B-17 42-32024 / Swamp Fire Details

42-32024 ‘Swamp Fire’ was the first Heavy Bomber to reach 100 Missions (1 November 1944). And a total of 117 combat missions before returned to USA.


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