B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-37808

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37808


  • RCL: QJ-S

MACR: 2015


History of
B-17 42-37808

Delivered Long Beach 5/9/43; Gr Island 21/9/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-S] Snetterton 7/10/43; Missing in Action Bordeaux 5/1/44 with Meredith Rueff, Co-pilot: Ernie Rufer, Navigator: James Brandon, Radio Operator: Davis Maguire, Waist gunner: Minton Bornstein (5 evaded capture); Bombardier: Joe Broussard, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Johnson, Ball turret gunner: Bill McGill, Waist gunner: Albt Israel,Tail gunner: Gerald Massie (5 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Les Baynasses, near Maubisson, five miles W of Carcansin, 30 miles NW of Bordeaux, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 2015.

Last updated: 6. March 2024


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