B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-37768

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37768


  • RCL: LF-J

MACR: 1943


History of
B-17 42-37768

Delivered Denver 23/8/43; Gr Island 18/9/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-J] Kimbolton 19/10/43; Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with P.A. Waggoner Jr, Co-pilot: Burt Emerson, Navigator: Herb Young, Bombardier: Art Desmond{surrendered four days later}, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Will Cowan, Radio Operator: Murray Nadel, Ball turret gunner: Brady Adkins, Waist gunner: Ken Taylor (8 Prisoner of War), Waist gunner: Noel Hillyard{chute failed},Tail gunner: Bob Sutton (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Gifhorn/Hanover road junction, a mile S of Hanigsen, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1943.

Last updated: 17. August 2017


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