B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-39872 / Rubber Check aka Old Vibration

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39872 / Rubber Check aka Old Vibration


  • RCL: LN-A

MACR: 3030


History of
B-17 42-39872 / Rubber Check aka Old Vibration

Delivered Long Beach 24/9/43; Gr Island 24/10/43; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-A] Thorpe Abbotts 19/11/43; Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with Frank Granack, Co-pilot: Bob Dunham, Navigator: Murray Geisler, Bombardier: Joe Kawiecki, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harry Stearns, Ball turret gunner: Lloyd Rogers, Waist gunner: Edwin Harrell{Wounded in Action},Tail gunner: George Christian (8 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Grant Scott, Waist gunner: Glenn Brown (2 Killed in Action); flak KO’d #4, then enemy aircraft further damage, ship crash landed Ostprignitz, close to the Halenbeck-Freiestein road, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 3030. RUBBER CHECK.

Last updated: 24. January 2018


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