B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-39795 / Ladies Home Companion

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39795 / Ladies Home Companion


  • RCL: PU-E

MACR: 1674


History of
B-17 42-39795 / Ladies Home Companion

Delivered Long Beach 2/9/43; Assigned 359BS/303BG [PU-E] Molesworth 18/10/43; 7m Missing in Action Ludwigshafen 30/12/43 with Bill Osborn, Co-pilot: Jack Jernigan, Navigator: Ed Cobb, Radio Operator: George Daniel, Waist gunner: Earl Wolfe, Waist gunner: Vincent Reesekilled 22/4/44 in escape attempt (6 Prisoner of War); Ball turret gunner: Lyle Fitzgerald,Tail gunner: Larry Evans (2 Killed in Action), Bombardier: Nelson Campbell, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Wolff (2 evaded capture); Enemy aircraft, crash landed Froid Chapelle, 18 miles S of Charleroi, Belgium Missing Air Crew Report 1674. LADIES (WOMEN’S) HOME COMPANION.


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