B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-3233 / Our Baby

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3233 / Our Baby


  • RCL: LN-R

MACR: 950


History of
B-17 42-3233 / Our Baby

Delivered Cheyenne 6/4/43; Dow Fd 28/5/43; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-R] Thorpe Abbotts 1/6/43; Missing in Action Bremen 8/10/43 with Capt Bernard DeMarco, Co-pilot: Jim Thayer, Navigator: John Downs, Bombardier: Francis Harper, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ben Barr, Radio Operator: Thornton Stringfellow (chute caught in tree and broke ribs), Ball turret gunner: Bill Woodbury, Waist gunner: Harry Calhoun, Waist gunner: Bill Williams,Tail gunner: Jerome Ferroggiaro, mp-Maj Gale Cleven Sqd CO (11 Prisoner of War); Flak KO’d engine #3 then enemy aircraft hit #4 and 8ft of left wing blown off, crashed Bremen; Missing Air Crew Report 950. OUR BABY.

Last updated: 3. October 2017


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