B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-37949 / Sunrise Serenade

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37949 / Sunrise Serenade


  • RCL: 6K-Q

MACR: 4492


History of
B-17 42-37949 / Sunrise Serenade

Delivered: Denver 23/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; ass 730BS/452BG [6K-Q] Deopham Green 4/1/44; MIA Pas de Calais 1/5/44 Pilot: Francis Smedley (KIA- when baling out chute caught on horizontal stabilizer); Co-Pilot: Bill Hewett, Navigator: John McGrath, Bombardier: George Griffin, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Norbert Rhodes, Radio Operator: Andy Senetsky, Ball Turret Gunner: Jim Gallagher, Waist Gunner: Harry Shoffner, Waist Gunner: John Brown, Tail Gunner: Ray Dean (9POW); flak KOd #2 and set fire to cockpit, brew baled and aircraft crashed St Ulriks-Kapelle, seven miles NW of Brussels, Belgium. MACR 4492. SUNRISE SERENADE.

Last updated: 2. July 2018


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