B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-37934

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37934


  • RCL: JW-E

History of
B-17 42-37934

Delivered Denver 19/10/43; Gr Island 1/11/43; Presque Is 8/11/43. Assigned 325BS/92BG [NV-E] Podington 30/11/43. Crashed on take off for Podington 20/5/44, with Bill Seitz, Co-pilot: Bob McGill, Navigator: Marlin Guisewite, Bombardier: Bob Holman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob McGriff (5 Killed in Action). Radio Operator: John Kisgen, Ball turret gunner: Larry Rue, wg—Chester Smith, Waist gunner: Albin Linquist,Tail gunner: George Isaacson (5RTD-all minor injuries.

Last updated: 29. January 2018


B-17 42-37934 Details

Hit by #42-27849 in collision, both caught fire and burned out, sal. (‘934 commenced take off but stopped halfway down runway having seen a red flare following an explosion of earlier aircraft 22001, the following aircraft ‘489 apparently did not see flare from control tower and crashed into ‘934, resulting in explosion and complete disintegration of both aircraft.)


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