B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-37731

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37731


  • RCL: TU-A, YB-A

MACR: 1984


History of
B-17 42-37731

Delivered Denver 10/8/43; Dalhart 17/8/43; Assigned 510BS/351BG [TU-A] Polebrook 22/9/43; transferred 508BS [YB-A]. Missing in Action on its 12th mission, to Bordeaux on 31 December 1943 with Pilot Major John R. Blaylock; Navigator: James Taylor; Tail gunner: Captain Edward C. Boykin Jr (3 Killed in Action). Co-pilot: Colonel William A. Hatcher Jr [Group CO]; Navigator: Captain Jack E. Danby; Bombardier: Captain John W. Smith; Flight engineer/top turret gunner: William S. Maupin; Radio Operator: Edward C. Kase; Ball turret gunner: Joseph R. Quiles; Left Waist gunner: Adam J. Fischer; Right Waist gunner: Roger Blaser (8 Prisoner of War). Shot down by Flak & enemy aircraft, crashed near Médis A/fd, 3km NW of Royan, France. Missing Air Crew Report – MACR 1984.

Last updated: 11. February 2018


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