B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-3448

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3448


MACR: 1924


History of
B-17 42-3448

Delivered Cheyenne 13/6/43; Scott Fd 9/8/43; force landed base with Ray Irby 11/8/43; Assigned 359BS/303BG Molesworth 18/10/43; 13m Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Henry Eich, Co-pilot: Bill Woodside, Navigator: Jim Carroll, Bombardier: Bill Stein, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harry Lensonlater repatriated, Ball turret gunner: John Celoni, Waist gunner: Edmond Maggia, Waist gunner: Delton Erdmann,Tail gunner: Ray Gilstraparm shot off (9 Prisoner of War), Radio Operator: Dan Harvey (KIA, body washed up Neinburg, Ger. 5/3/44); ship hit by enemy aircraft and lagged behind, crashed northern edge of Steinhuder Lake, two miles NE of Rehburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1924.

Last updated: 28. August 2017


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