B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-38027 / Heavenly Body

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-38027 / Heavenly Body


  • RCL: LG-A

MACR: 7285

Missions: 31+


History of
B-17 42-38027 / Heavenly Body

Delivered Cheyenne 18/11/43; Kearney 4/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-A] Bassingbourn 10/1/44; 31+m Missing in Action Leipzig 20/7/44 with Lucian Strong, Radio Operator: Steve Bachur, Ball turret gunner: Fay Reber, Waist gunner: Todd Patterson,Tail gunner: Ray Wiedemer (5 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Dick Lunt, Navigator: Walter Boyd, Bombardier: Oscar Hurst, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jack Dallas (4 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft damaged ship which dropped back and was picked on by several more enemy aircraft, crashed Lichtenstein, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 7285. HEAVENLY BODY.

Last updated: 10. April 2018


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