B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-38045

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-38045


  • RCL: GD-C

MACR: 2242


History of
B-17 42-38045

Delivered Cheyenne 24/11/43; Presque Is 11/12/43; Nutts Corner, Belfast, N.I. 21//12/43; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-C] 22/1/44; 2+m Missing in Action Brunswick 29/1/44 with Bob Mohnacky, Co-pilot: Joe Flood, Navigator: Bill Yake, Bombardier: Jim Light, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dale Gentsch (5 Killed in Action); Radio Operator: Elmer Hagen, Ball turret gunner: Joe Grugan, Left Waist gunner: Russell Meyer, Right waist gunner: Bob Berg, Tail gunner: Pete Schenck (5 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft set bomb bay on fire, crashed Offenthal Estate, near Reichenburg, 16 miles SE of Koblenz, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 2242.

Last updated: 5. March 2018


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