B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-3307 / Skipper

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3307 / Skipper


  • RCL: EP-N

History of
B-17 42-3307 / Skipper

Delivered Cheyenne 27-May-43; Dow Field, Bangor, Maine 4-Jub-43; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-N] Thorpe Abbotts 9-Jun-43; on takeoff for Frankfurt the aircraft dove down to miss another aircraft during assembly and coould not recover and was crash landed near base at High London Farm, Shelfhanger, Nfk, setting off incendiaries which demolished ship. Salvaged 25-Jan-44. SKIPPER. Aircraft was Damaged Beyond Repair (DBR) 1KIA 9RTD Survivors all had minor injuries.

Last updated: 15. September 2017


B-17 42-3307 / Skipper Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P --- Archie J. Drummond RTD
CP 2LT Claude E. Schindler RTD
BOMB 2LT Maurice G. Zetlan KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT Sidney A. Cary RTD
RO T/SGT Talbert E. Spenhoff RTD
BT S/SGT John P. Pendleton RTD
WG SGT Steven M. Szekley RTD
WG S/SGT Guthrie H. Head RTD
TG S/SGT Nocholas Petrovich RTD

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