B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-37927

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37927


  • RCL: VK-P

MACR: 2238


History of
B-17 42-37927

Delivered Denver 16/10/43; Gr Island 27/10/43; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-P] Molesworth 18/11/43; 11m Missing in Action Wilhehemshafen 3/2/44 with Capt Gerald White, Co-pilot: Walt Newson, Navigator: Erwin Kruse, Bombardier: Warren Stafford, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Sid Bottomley, Radio Operator: Louis Znidersich, Ball turret gunner: Ralph Slate, Waist gunner: Alex Quinlan, Waist gunner: Wallace Becknell,Tail gunner: Bob McCoy (10 Killed in Action); flak, last seen 40 miles of Terschelling Is, Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 2238.

Last updated: 31. August 2017


B-17 42-37927 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P CPT Gerald A. White KIA
CP 2LT Walter W. Newsom KIA
BOMB 2LT Warren Stafford, Jr. KIA
ENG/TT S/SGT Sidney L. Bottomley KIA
RO S/SGT Louis E. Znidersich KIA
BT SGT Ralph W. Slate KIA
WG SGT Robert E. McCoy KIA
WG SGT Wallace E. Becknell KIA
TG SGT Alexander J. Quinlan KIA

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