B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-39860 / War Cry

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39860 / War Cry


  • RCL: GX-A

MACR: 1403


History of
B-17 42-39860 / War Cry

Delivered: Long Beach 23/9/43; Gr Island 6/10/43; assigned 548BS/385BG [GX-A] Gt Ashfield 23/10/43; MIA Bremen 13/11/43 Pilot: Ben McCall, Tail Gunner: Bill Butler{found in tail section near Oldenburg, Germany. (2KIA); Co-Pilot: Clovis Ginn, Navigator: John Replogle, Bob Lambiaso, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Larry Charland, Radio Operator: Stan Easterbrook, Ball Turret Gunner: Ed Berthiaume, Waist Gunner: Bill Bowels, Waist Gunner: Lyne Wood (8RTD -rescued from sea); mid-air coll. w/42-30717 (385BG), ditched North Sea 20 miles of UK coast; MACR 1403. WAR CRY.

Last updated: 10. July 2024


B-17 42-39860 / War Cry Details

Mid-air-collison with B-17 #42-30717 / Man O’ War on 23. November 1943.


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