B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-3232 / Flak Happy

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3232 / Flak Happy


  • RCL: LN-V

MACR: 676


History of
B-17 42-3232 / Flak Happy

Delivered Cheyenne 5/4/43; Bangor 27/5/43; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-V]Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt (Regensburg) 17/8/43 with Ron Hollenbeck, Co-pilot: John Williams, Navigator: Harry Weintraub, Bombardier: Zeke Buckner, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Rush Mintz, Radio Operator: Emile Reimherr, Ball turret gunner: John Pachiotti, Waist gunner: Glen Keirsey, Waist gunner: Bill Rouse,Tail gunner: Tom Flounders (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft hit ship in bomb bay, and #4 feathered, crashed in mountains at Ghedi, 12 miles S of Brescia, It., heading for North Africa. Missing Air Crew Report 676. FLAK HAPPY.

Last updated: 31. May 2017


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