B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-37841 / Banshee

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37841 / Banshee


  • RCL: PU-P

Missions: 97


History of
B-17 42-37841 / Banshee

Delivered Long Beach 21/9/43; Gr Island 22/1-/43; Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-P] Molesworth 18/11/43. battle damaged over target Esbjerg 27/8/44 with Bertrand Hallum, Co-pilot: Alf Romstad, Navigator: Chas Olson, Bombardier: John Fetzko, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Horace Young, Radio Operator: Jack Botkin, Ball turret gunner: Heinz Ax, Waist gunner: George Stroud (8 Returned to Duty);Tail gunner: Milton Ross (Killed in Action); on her 97th mission the ship sustained flak damage which blew off parts of the tailplane and ruddder, killing Tail gunner: Milton Ross. Hallum managed to fly it back to England, then ordered the crew to bail out as he neared base, crashed Bowling Green Farm, Badingham, Sfk, UK,. Salvaged 2 SAD 30/8/44. BANSHEE.

Last updated: 30. October 2018


B-17 42-37841 / Banshee Details

B-17 #42-37841 wwas on her 97th mission on 27 August 1944, when the B-17 was hit by flak an killed the tail gunner. But returned to England and salvaged.


B-17 42-37841 / Banshee Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Bertrand C. Hallum RTD
CP 2LT Alfred N. Romstad RTD
BOMB 2LT John Fetzko RTD
ENG/TT T/SGT Horace B. Young RTD
RO T/SGT Jack S. Bokin RTD
BT S/SGT Heinz R. Ax RTD
WG S/SGT George E. Stroud Jr. RTD
TG S/SGT Milt I. Ross KIA

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