B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-37850

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37850

Manufacturer:
Douglas

  • RCL: MZ-V
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History of
B-17 42-37850

Delivered Denver 20/9/43; Gr Island 30/9/43; ass 413BS/96BG [MZ-V] Snetterton 9/10/43; Transferred: to Med. Theatre Ops ’44; from Bovingdon Pilot: Walter Hottenstein forced landing two miles S of base 31/3/45; ret 9SF to USR 24/1/47. BOOTS IV.

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B-17 42-37850 Details

Mid-air-collision with C-47 #43-48506 on March 31 1945. Pilot Capt. Walter P. Hottenstein. Killed all four crew members of #42-37850. Includes Pfc. Emma Jane Burrows Windham, the only female flight engineer lost in WWII while serving in a flight engineer position.

C-47 #43-48506
2nd Lt Joseph L. Cotterman.
1st Lt Maurice F. Thornburg.

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