B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-38041 / Hell’s Angels II

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-38041 / Hell’s Angels II


  • RCL: VK-D

History of
B-17 42-38041 / Hell’s Angels II

Delivered Cheyenne 22/11/43; La Guardia 21/12/43; Presque Is 23/12/43; slated 379BG, Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-D] Molesworth 18/1/44; detailed Aschersleben 22/2/44 with John Stuermer, Co-pilot: Chas Reynolds, Navigator: Bill Tielman, Bombardier: Clyde Newman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dave Harris, Radio Operator: Ed Murray, Ball turret gunner: Joe Stark, Waist gunner: Marv Carroll,Tail gunner: Marv Collins (9 Killed in Action); Waist gunner: Dave Miller (Returned to Duty); on assembly collided with 42-31516 shearing off tail, crashed Irthlingborough, Nthnts, UK; sal 24/2/44. HELL’S ANGELS II.


B-17 42-38041 / Hell’s Angels II Details

Mid-air-collision with B-17 #42-31516 ‘June Bug’ during forming up on 22 February 1944.


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