B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-38089

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-38089

Manufacturer:
Douglas

MACR: 6032

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History of
B-17 42-38089

Delivered Denver 8/12/43; Kearney 3/1/44; Savannah 17/1/44; Assigned 301BG Lucera 18/1/44; transferred 49BS/2BG Amendola 28/3/44; Missing in Action Vienna 16/6/44 with Shelby Vaughn, Co-pilot: Larry Fitzsimmons, Navigator: Chas Snure, Bombardier: Paul Newman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Frank Maglaty, Radio Operator: John Cockshott, Ball turret gunner: Ollie Davies, Waist gunner: Joe Sallings, Waist gunner: Paul Hommer,Tail gunner: Louis Schwartz (10 evaded capture); #2 & #4 engines out, no chutes seen, crash landed Djurdjevac, Yugo; Missing Air Crew Report 6032.

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B-17 42-38089 Details

Base on the book “Mighty by Sacrifice” by James L. Noles & James L. Noles, Jr, the crew returned after crashlanding with help of Marsal Tito’s partisans on 1 July 1944.

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