B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-37887

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37887


  • RCL: FO-S

History of
B-17 42-37887

Delivered Denver 1/10/43; Gr Island 24/10/43; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-S] Kimbolton 22/11/43; during assembly for mid-air coll with 42-31441 (303BG), with Wayne Maresh, Co-pilot: Frank Mailander, Navigator: Bob Romme, Bombardier: Burton Kashatt, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Williams, Radio Operator: Orvis Wilsey,Tail gunner: Jerry Gentile (7 Killed in Action), Ball turret gunner: Albt McGrew, Waist gunner: Jim O’Neil, Waist gunner: Maurice Cheramie (3WIA); crashed Covington, Hunts, UK. Salvaged.

Last updated: 11. September 2017


B-17 42-37887 Details

Mid-air-collision with B-17 #42-31441 on 05 January 1944.


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