B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-39759 / Pickle Dropper aka Sarah Jane

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39759 / Pickle Dropper aka Sarah Jane


  • RCL: FC-C

MACR: 1675

Missions: 10


History of
B-17 42-39759 / Pickle Dropper aka Sarah Jane

Delivered: Long Beach 24/8/43; Pilot: Rex Bleak forced landing Scott Fd, Il 29/9/43; Scott 2/10/43; ass 571BS/390BG [FC-C] Framlingham 7/10/43; (10m) MIA Ludwigshaven 30/12/43 w/Campbell Brigman, Co-Pilot: Tom Terrill, Navigator: Ernie Stock, Bombardier: Frank Tank, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Eric Kolc, Radio Operator: Russ Gallo, Waist Gunner: Leon Cassady, Waist Gunner: Paul Young (8EVD); Ball Turret Gunner: Harry Boyce (POW); Tail Gunner: Chas Vanderwarf (KIA-died from injuries 14/1/44); Enemy aircraft KO’d two engines, fire started and aircraft bellied in Wimy,five miles W of Hirson, Fr; MACR 1675. PICKLE DROPPER aka SARAH JANE.

Last updated: 20. June 2018


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