B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-3269 / Piccadilly Willy

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3269 / Piccadilly Willy


  • RCL: FO-U

MACR: 958


History of
B-17 42-3269 / Piccadilly Willy

Delivered Denver 15/4/43; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-U] Kimbolton 6/6/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Capt Walt Carnal, Co-pilot: Bill Davidson, Navigator: Albt Chudoba, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dean Wyland, Radio Operator: Leon Cruzan, Ball turret gunner: Don Sherman, Waist gunner: Monico Rodriguez,Tail gunner: Wilton Fisher (8 Prisoner of War), Co-pilot: Leslie Gross{body never recovered}, Waist gunner: Nick Rukavina{broke neck when chute opened} (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Machtilhausen, 10 miles W of Schweinfurt. Missing Air Crew Report 958. PICADILLY WILLY.

Last updated: 10. July 2017


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