B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-3271 / Nine Little Yanks and a Jerk

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3271 / Nine Little Yanks and a Jerk


  • RCL: LL-U, EP-L

History of
B-17 42-3271 / Nine Little Yanks and a Jerk

Delivered Denver 17/4/43; Presque Is 27/5/43; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-U] Bassingbourn 7/6/43; transferred 351BS/100BG [EP-L] Thorpe Abbotts 5/7/43; severe damage on previous raid “wrinkled skin”; Assigned mission to salvo delayed action fused bombs in The Wash 25/1/44 with John Massol, Co-pilot: Harry Granger, Navigator: Ed King, Bombardier: Edwin Stern, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Westley, Radio Operator: Asa Spengler, Ball turret gunner: Winifred Williams, Waist gunner: Olli McCartney, Waist gunner: Bill Reneau,Tail gunner: Newman Carman (10 Returned to Duty); on landing left u/c folded and ship skidded off runway; sal 7/3/44. NINE LITTLE YANKS AND A JERK.

Last updated: 3. October 2017


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