B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-38028 / Pappy’s Pride

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-38028 / Pappy’s Pride


  • RCL: TU-Q

MACR: 7505


History of
B-17 42-38028 / Pappy’s Pride

Delivered Cheyenne 18/11/43; Romulus 9/12/43; Presque Is 11/12/43; Assigned 510BS/351BG [TU-Q] Polebrook 1/1/44; Navigator: David Van Der Walle, Bombardier: John Jonaitis (2 Killed in Action) 22/2/44; Missing in Action {37m} Munich 12/7/44 with Sam Irwin, Co-pilot: Brian Devan,Tail gunner: Ira Hughes, Dick Franklin (4 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Gene Pulliam, Bombardier: Sam Herman, Ball turret gunner: Zoltan Torak, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Miller, Dave Strawn (5KIA, the latter actually drowned in River Isar, near Munich); flak hit then exploded as the bail out order was given, crashed Ober-Dill, near Starnberg, Ger.; Missing Air Crew Report 7505. PAPPY’S PRIDE.

Last updated: 4. November 2017


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