B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-38143

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-38143


MACR: 3286


History of
B-17 42-38143

elivered Cheyenne 26/12/43; Savannah 17/1/44; Assigned 775BS/463BG Celone 9/3/44; loaned to 49BS/2BG Amendola, Missing in Action 19/3/44 with 97BG on familiarisation mission with Keith Chambers, Co-pilot: Melvin Wagner, Navigator: Harry Wolquitt[463BG], Bombardier: Fred Lawson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Babek, Radio Operator: Adam Sokolowski, Ball turret gunner: Albt Gricius, Waist gunner: Francis Delap, Waist gunner: Bob Bredesen,Tail gunner: Rich Goldsmith (10 Killed in Action); mid-air coll with 42-31823 (463BG); ditched Adriatic Sea. Missing Air Crew Report 3286.

Last updated: 25. August 2017


B-17 42-38143 Details

Mid-air-collision with B-17 #42-31823 on March 19th 1944. 10 KIA


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