B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-32073

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  • RCL: QJ-D

MACR: 3767


History of
B-17 42-32073

Delivered Cheyenne 23/1/44; Billings 27/1/44; Gr Island 21/2/44; Presque Is 12/3/44; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-D] Snetterton 13/2/44; Missing in Action Augsburg 13/4/44 with Bill Potter, Co-pilot: Don Malloy, Navigator: Loren Merrick, Bombardier: Jim Claire, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dorris Cox{?KIA}, Radio Operator: Chester Lyskana, Ball turret gunner: Henry Gusmann, Waist gunner: Jessie Costa, Waist gunner: Clinton Rensau,Tail gunner: Beng Hallberg (10INT); enemy aircraft KOd #3, force landed Dubendorf, Switz. Missing Air Crew Report 3767. (Repaired and used by Swiss AF); Returned to the USA 1377 BU Grenier 9/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 7/1/46.

Last updated: 14. May 2019


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