B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-37761 / Blue Dreams

B-17 #42-37761 / Blue Dreamszoom_in



  • RCL: OR-L

Missions: 29


History of
B-17 42-37761 / Blue Dreams

Delivered Denver 21/8/43; ground looped at Prestwick, Scotland, with Peter Dustman 17/9/43; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-L] Bassingbourn 4/10/43; on take off [29m] for Berlin 6/3/44, with Walt Wilkinson, Co-pilot: Val Maghru, Navigator: Gerald Schottmiller, Bombardier: Rich Matthews, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Howard Wilson, Radio Operator: Russ Schleyer, Ball turret gunner: Alf Love, Waist gunner: Tom Roberts, Waist gunner: George Ferrel,Tail gunner: Earl Williamson (10 Returned to Duty); crew members saw gas leaking from starboard wing and crash landed Steeple Morden A/fd after pilot forgot to lower u/c; sal 2 SAD 7/3/44. BLUE DREAMS.

Last updated: 8. April 2018


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