B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-39809 / Kayo

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39809 / Kayo


  • RCL: SO-M

MACR: 2467


History of
B-17 42-39809 / Kayo

Delivered Long Beach 7/9/43; 547BS/384BG [SO-M] Grafton Underwood 6/1/44; Missing in Action Oschersleben 22/2/44 with Ray MacDonald, Navigator: Bill Kontur, Bombardier: George Bean, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lee Pierce, Radio Operator: Tony Franzo, Ball turret gunner: Rich Egger, w-Dan Gabriel, Waist gunner: Rufus Odom,Tail gunner: Bob Egger (9 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Paul Smith (KIA-chute damaged by fire on exit from plane); enemy aircraft, crashed Venray, on road to Oostrum, Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 2467. KAYO.

Last updated: 14. June 2017


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