B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-37865

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37865


MACR: 1119


History of
B-17 42-37865

Delivered Denver 24/9/43; Gr Island 21/10/43; Assigned 798BS/447BG Rattlesden, lost over Atlantic en route UK 27/11/43, last contact at Goose Bay, Labrador 85 miles away. with Leon Thiesen, c-Floyd Fuller, Navigator: John Marsland, Bombardier: Dan Duffin, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Bassemir, Radio Operator: Basil Garros, Ball turret gunner: George Dunger, Waist gunner: Rich Doereck,Tail gunner: Gene Darter (9 Killed in Service). No trace, a severe blizzard followed. Missing Air Crew Report 1119.

Last updated: 11. June 2018


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