B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-39878 / War Eagle

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39878 / War Eagle

Manufacturer:
Lockheed/Vega

MACR: 5336

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History of
B-17 42-39878 / War Eagle

Delivered Long Beach 28/9/43; Gr Island 26/10/43; ass 365BS/305BG [XK- ] Chelveston 3/1/44; MIA Zwickau 28/5/44 Pilot: Julius F. Herrick, Co-Pilot: Lloyd Saunders, Navigator: Leon Lobdell, Bombardier: Herbert Borax, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Chas Gillespie, Radio Operator: Bill Schwartz, Ball Turret Gunner: Orval Busby, Tail Gunner: John Napier (8POW); Waist Gunner: Dan Dunbar, Waist Gunner: Ben Norris (2EVD- ret UK 5 Sept); damaged in target area, crash-landed Hentern, N of Zerf, 11 miles SE of Trier, Germany. MACR 5336.

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