B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-3337 / Thoroughbred

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3337 / Thoroughbred


  • RCL: GX-C

MACR: 3819


History of
B-17 42-3337 / Thoroughbred

Delivered Denver 20/5/43; Dow Fd 8/7/43; Assigned 548BS/385BG [GX-C] Gt Ashfield 12/7/43; Missing in Action Sorau 11/4/44 with Jim Mullins, Co-pilot: Mel Mercer, Navigator: Don Peterson, Bombardier: John Heimbueger, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Warren Morris[body washed up Kolberg 18/9/44], Radio Operator: Theo Langley, Ball turret gunner: Fred Brown, Waist gunner: Otto Davis, Waist gunner: Luke Shafer,Tail gunner: Clarry Kessey (10 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Baltic Sea heading for Sweden with severe damage. Missing Air Crew Report 3819. THOROUGHBRED.


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