B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-37845 / Wildfire

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37845 / Wildfire


  • RCL: RQ-F

History of
B-17 42-37845 / Wildfire

Delivered Long Beach 19/9/43; Scott 26/9/43; Assigned 509BS/351BG [RQ-F] Polebrook 25/11/43; Missing in Action {55m} St Nazaire 12/6/44 with Vernon Guthery, Co-pilot: Bob Seidell, Navigator: Ed Peters, Bombardier: Lew Humphrey, Ball turret gunner: Atison Roper, Waist gunner: Lamont Fisher,Tail gunner: Lloyd Babin (7RTD-rescued by ASR); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Nobert Berendsen, Radio Operator: Leo Hamilton (2died of exposure and drowning- Killed in Action); flak, ditched Channel 25 miles off Dungeness, Kent, UK; No MACR. WILDFIRE.

Last updated: 17. August 2017


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