B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-37981 / Belle of the Barbary Coast

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-37981 / Belle of the Barbary Coast


  • RCL: IY-P

MACR: 7222


History of
B-17 42-37981 / Belle of the Barbary Coast

Delivered Denver 3/11/43; Gr Island 12/11/43; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-P] Deenethorpe 3/12/43; Missing in Action Leipzig 7/7/44 with Jim Neill, Co-pilot: Elbert Hammond, Navigator: Alby Roddy, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Moore, Radio Operator: Frank Nebus, Ball turret gunner: Harry Nicol, Waist gunner: Merle Warner (7 Prisoner of War); Bombardier: Calvin McDonald,Tail gunner: Reynold Fraker (2 Killed in Action); mech fault #3 feathered, then #1 caught fire, crashed Buckhorst, SW of Gardelegen Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 7222. BELLE OF THE BARBARY COAST.

Last updated: 27. July 2018


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