B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-38008

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-38008


MACR: 4669


History of
B-17 42-38008

Delivered Cheyenne 11/11/43; Gr Island 1/12/43; New Castle 7/12/43; Nutts Corner, N.I., 20/12/43; ass 367BS/306BG [GY- ] Thurleigh 21/1/44; Transferred: 369BS; MIA Berlin 8/5/44 Pilot: Lou Matichka, Co-Pilot: Willis Nelson, Navigator: Walt Morris, Bombardier: Bill Stevens, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Goodwin, Radio Operator: Bob Morris, Ball Turret Gunner: Warren Johnson, Waist Gunner: Forest Buford, Waist Gunner: John Watt, Tail Gunner: Jesse Watts (10INT); flak KOd two engines, ditched close to Vallo, Sweden; [still there in 1982/2016] MACR 4669.

Last updated: 2. March 2019


B-17 42-38008 Details


B-17 42-38008 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Louis F. Matichka INT
CP 2LT Willis S. Nelson INT
BOMB 2LT William D. Stevens INT
ENG/TT T/SGT Robert B. Goodwin INT
RO T/SGT Robert T. Morris INT
BT S/SGT Warren H. Johnson INT
WG S/SGT Forest B. Buford INT
WG S/SGT John F. Watt INT
TG S/SGT Jesse P. Watts, Jr. INT

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