B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-3498 / Hap’s Hazard aka Red Head

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3498 / Hap’s Hazard aka Red Head
  • RCL: FC-L

MACR: 4582

Missions: 15


History of
B-17 42-3498 / Hap’s Hazard aka Red Head

Delivered Denver 12/7/43; Scribner 30/7/43; Kearney 3/8/43; Scott Fd 14/8/43; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-L] Framlingham 25/8/43 RED HEAD; Lt Jim Baker (nav) killed by prop after aircraft stopped because of flat tyre 27/4/44; Missing in Action Berlin (15m) 8/5/44 with Jim Son, Co-pilot: Ed Cahill, Navigator: John Dryden, Bombardier: Roswell Spoor, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dominic DeFillippis, Radio Operator: Jack Keck, Ball turret gunner: Earl Mayer, Waist gunner: Harry Blackmer, Waist gunner: Lloyd Barnes,Tail gunner: Howard Thomas (10 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, ship spun in, crew unable to bale; crashed two miles S of Ostenholz, 25 miles N of Hanover, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 4582. HAP’S HAZARD aka RED HEAD.

Last updated: 10. January 2020


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