B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-39953 / Flying Coffin aka Dutch Cleaner aka Yankee Doodle Dandy

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39953 / Flying Coffin aka Dutch Cleaner aka Yankee Doodle Dandy

Manufacturer:
Lockheed/Vega

  • RCL: CC-D

MACR: 5313

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History of
B-17 42-39953 / Flying Coffin aka Dutch Cleaner aka Yankee Doodle Dandy

Delivered Long Beach 15/10/43; Gr Island 1/11/43; ass 569BS/390BG [CC-D] Framlingham 18/11/43; MIA Leipzig 29/5/44 Pilot: Carl Nesbitt, Navigator: Wayne Dyer, Bombardier: Melvin Meyer, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Lyle Larson (4KIA); Co-Pilot: Bob Patterson, Radio Operator: Weldon Pillow, Ball Turret Gunner: George Hauskins, Waist Gunner: Bill Striffler, Waist Gunner: Lester Miller, Tail Gunner: Joe Finch (6POW); Enemy aircraft #1 engine on fire, left aileron and wing damaged, crashed and sunk in a marsh at Horst, near Schonwalde, Germany. MACR 5313. DUTCH CLEANER aka FLYING COFFIN and YANKEE DOODLE DANDY.

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