B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-3223 / Red Hot Riding Hood

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3223 / Red Hot Riding Hood


  • RCL: VP-R

History of
B-17 42-3223 / Red Hot Riding Hood

Delivered Cheyenne 14/4/43; Dow Fd 23/5/4 Assigned 533BS/381BG [VP-R] Ridgewell 2/6/43 with Chas Hedin, Rudi Duncan, Frank Cappel, Dick Hanna, Bob Potts, Vivian Thomas, Stewart McDonald, Cliff Marhefke, Arnold Lorick; en route Amiens 14/7/43 caught fire and blew up over Rattlesden a/fd, Sfk with Chas Hedin, Co-pilot: Bill Burroughs, Ball turret gunner: Stewart McDonald, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Vivian Thomas, Waist gunner: Ed De Cosmo, Waist gunner: Cliff Marhefke (6 Killed in Action), Bombardier: Frank Kappel, Navigator: Don Hamm, Radio Operator: Bob Potts 3wia,Tail gunner: Rich Hanna (4 Returned to Duty). Salvaged. RED HOT RIDING HOOD.

Last updated: 11. February 2018


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