B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-39901 / Star Dust

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39901 / Star Dust



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B-17 42-39901 / Star Dust

Delivered Long Beach 3/10/43; Gr Island 31/10/43; ass 551BS/385BG [HR- ] Gt Ashfield 24/11/43; battle damage Pas De Calais 15/2/44 Pilot: Leon Swedlund, Co-Pilot: George Guscatt, Navigator: Rex Cantrell, Bombardier: Fred Berlinger{wia-leg amputated}, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Jackson Osborne, Radio Operator: Chas Day, Ball Turret Gunner: Ernest J. Mayer Jr., Waist Gunner: Chas Thompson{wia}, Waist Gunner: John Brutenback, Tail Gunner: Grendell Hawes (10RTD); losing engines and power on return, crash-landed RAF Detling, Kent, UK. Hitting concrete pillbox. STAR DUST.


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