B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-37971

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37971


  • RCL: OE-W

MACR: 2526


History of
B-17 42-37971

Delivered Denver 1/11/43; Gr Island 12/11/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-W] Horham 1/12/43; 8m, Missing in Action Brunswick 10/2/44 with Tony Tuberose, Co-pilot: Chas Kipka, Navigator: Melvin Spencer (spent only one night at Horham, never even unpacked his gear), Bombardier: Bill Whitman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Gerald Bentzel, Radio Operator: George Calandros, Ball turret gunner: Chas Dillow, Waist gunner: Julius Miller (8 Prisoner of War); Waist gunner: Wilbert Mannie,Tail gunner: Vince Barbella (2 Killed in Action); left formation with #1 & #4 on fire, crashed Aloys Meiman’s Farm, at Recke-Langenakker, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 2526.

Last updated: 28. July 2017


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