B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-39879

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39879


  • RCL: CC-A

MACR: 2023


History of
B-17 42-39879

Delivered Long Beach 28/9/43; Gr Island 29/10/43; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-A] Framlingham 23/11/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 11/1/44 with Clyde Sanders Jr., Co-pilot: Joe Langer, Navigator: Vince Zimnewicz, Bombardier: Jim Hopwood, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Teal, Radio Operator: Chas McFealey, Ball turret gunner: Ed O’Reilly, Waist gunner: Rich Tobias, Waist gunner: Lowery Jennings (9 Prisoner of War);Tail gunner: Claude Vaughan (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Suttrup, near Lingen, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 2023.

Last updated: 17. August 2017


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