B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-38017 / One Mission LuLu

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-38017 / One Mission LuLu


  • RCL: XR-O

History of
B-17 42-38017 / One Mission LuLu

Delivered Cheyenne 15/11/43; Syracuse 7/12/43; Presque Isle 15/12/43; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-O] Thorpe Abbotts 28/12/43; Missing in Action Schwelswig A/Fd 3/3/44 with John Gossage, Co-pilot: Bert McNeil, Navigator: Ed Werner, Bombardier: Howard Ball, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Art Cooper, Radio Operator: Mike Polanick, Ball turret gunner: Tom Wooderson, Waist gunner: Don Sackrider, Waist gunner: Jim Gregg,Tail gunner: Art Congrove (10 Prisoner of War); damaged by wreckage from two colliding 100BG ships above, pilot headed for Sweden but crash landed at an airfield near Schelswig, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 3025. ONE MISSION LU LU (?TEN BATTY BOYS). (Sal by Luftwaffe and restored for KG 200).

Last updated: 2. October 2017


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