B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-3363 / Punchy

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3363 / Punchy


  • RCL: GY-G

MACR: 1716


History of
B-17 42-3363 / Punchy

Delivered Denver 25/5/43; Presque Is 2/8/43; Assigned 367BS/306BG [GY-G] Thurleigh 14/8/43; Missing in Action Osnabruck 22/12/43 with Jim Winter, Co-pilot: Bob Ashley, Bombardier: Ralph Pringle{chute caught on plane damage}, Radio Operator: Walt Rozanski, Ball turret gunner: John Olson, Waist gunner: Ray Wilson, Waist gunner: Henry Sall (7 Killed in Action), Navigator: Bob Jones, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dave Hovis,Tail gunner: Otis Thomas (3 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft KO’d #1 & #2 and severely damaged wing, crashed Verwalde, near Venne, 10 miles NE of Osnabruck, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1716. PUNCHY.


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