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

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

Manufacturer:
Douglas

  • RCL: PU-P

Missions: 97

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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.

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.

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B-17 42-37841 / Banshee Crew

PositionRankNameStatusNote
P1LTBertrand C. HallumRTD
CP2LTAlfred N. RomstadRTD
BOMB2LTJohn FetzkoRTD
ENG/TTT/SGTHorace B. YoungRTD
ROT/SGTJack S. BokinRTD
BTS/SGTHeinz R. AxRTD
WGS/SGTGeorge E. Stroud Jr.RTD
TGS/SGTMilt I. RossKIA

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