B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-39966 / Swinging Door aka V-For Victory

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39966 / Swinging Door aka V-For Victory


  • RCL: KY-S

MACR: 4874 & 7702


History of
B-17 42-39966 / Swinging Door aka V-For Victory

Delivered Long Beach 20/10/43; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-S] Chelveston 5/1/44. Crashed near Canterbury on return from mission to Saarbrucken on 11 May 1944. Two crew had bailed out over Germany and were captured. MACR 4874 Missing in Action Merkville 3/8/44 with Ben Buttrey, Co-pilot: Bob Heithoff, Navigator: Jim McDermott, Bombardier: Bob Horn, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Edsel Newton, Radio Operator: Walt Crusoe, Ball turret gunner: Warren Dunphy, Waist gunner: Joe Quain,Tail gunner: Chas Newell (9 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed wood near Buhl, Baden-Baden, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 7702. SWINGING DOOR aka V-FOR VICTORY.

Last updated: 11. February 2018


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