B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-39924 / Tornado

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39924 / Tornado


  • RCL: BG-N

MACR: 5160


History of
B-17 42-39924 / Tornado

Delivered Long Beach 9/10/43; Gr Island 22/10/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-N] Horham 12/11/43; with P.L. Huie force landed Rattlesden AFB 10/2/44, (crew OK); 52m, Missing in Action Berlin 24/5/44 with Bill Sheehan, Co-pilot: Chas Beck, Navigator: Vic Bubbett, Bombardier: Bob Temple, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Greg Aversa, Radio Operator: Norm Rosenberg, Ball turret gunner: Jerome Hentz,Tail gunner: Orin Burgman (8 Killed in Action); Waist gunner: Wilbert Nichols, Waist gunner: Ross Ritto (2 Prisoner of War); #1 feathered, lagging behind with three Me109s ready to pounce, crashed near Germendorf rail station, W of Oranienburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 5160. TORNADO.

Last updated: 30. July 2017


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