B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-3279 / Hells Bells aka Badger Beauty

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3279 / Hells Bells aka Badger Beauty


  • RCL: LN-Z

History of
B-17 42-3279 / Hells Bells aka Badger Beauty

Delivered Denver 21/4/43; Dow Fd 21/5/43; Assigned 350BA/100BG Podington 2/6/43; Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; transferred 625BS/25BG Watton; detailed RAF St Eval, Cornwall 29/5/44 with Mike Lorens, Co-pilot: Larry Ketterer, Navigator: Nathan Swerdelowe, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Arnold Westerlin, Radio Operator: Joe Bubulka, Met Obs-Sgt Bill Young(RAF), Waist gunner: Harry Tarvin,Tail gunner: Lee Richardson (8 Returned to Duty); ditched off Ballyfortrum, near Dingle, Co. Kerry, Eire; crew picked up a flown back next day; Salvaged 29/5/44. HELLS BELLS aka BADGER BEAUTY.

Last updated: 3. October 2017


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