B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-37932 / Ole Basser

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37932 / Ole Basser


  • RCL: DI-P

MACR: 2886


History of
B-17 42-37932 / Ole Basser

Delivered Denver 19/10/43; Gr Island 1/11/43; ass 570BS/390BG [DI-P] Framlingham 12/11/43; MIA Chartres 2/3/44 Pilot: Everett Ferguson, Navigator: Ed Imblum, Radio Operator: Gene Wilusz, Waist Gunner: Bill Conrad, Tail Gunner: Bill Clark (5KIA); Ball Turret Gunner: Wilson Jones (EVD-ret UK 1/6/44); Co-Pilot: John Baker, Bombardier: Fred Shecter, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Archie Delong, Waist Gunner: Theo McCarty (4POW); flak hit in tail blowing off pieces of vertical and horizontal stabs. as well as several feet of rear fuselage. A/c attempted to climb, stalled and dove down steeply and crashed E of Oisemont, 10 miles S of Abbeville, Fr. MACR 2886. OLE BASSER.

Last updated: 17. November 2018


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