B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-3333 / Purgatory Pete

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3333 / Purgatory Pete


  • RCL: CC-O

MACR: 389


History of
B-17 42-3333 / Purgatory Pete

Delivered Denver 12/5/43; Dow Fd 12/7/43; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-O] Framlingham 14/7/43; 3m, Missing in Action Regensburg 17/8/43 with Ray Becker, Co-pilot: Dave Schlegell, Navigator: Bill Conner, Bombardier: Bill Burke, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clinton Hahn, Radio Operator: Herman Black, Ball turret gunner: Earl Shermeyer, Waist gunner: John Muir, Waist gunner: Roy Ball,Tail gunner: Chas Reed (10 Returned to Duty); enemy aircraft, ditched Med Sea, 50 miles off Bone, North Africa; Missing Air Crew Report 389. PURGATORY PETE.


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