B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-39971 / Little Chum

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39971 / Little Chum


  • RCL: M3-E

History of
B-17 42-39971 / Little Chum

Delivered Long Beach 23/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; ass 729BS/452BG [M3-E] Deopham Green 18/11/43; detailed mission to Hamm but later recalled 21/4/44, Pilot: Dixon Wands, Co-Pilot: John Gatrell, Bombardier: Chas Lovewell, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Leroy George, Radio Operator: Dave Boyd, Ball Turret Gunner: Warren Hickey (6KIA); Navigator: Bill Wroblewski, Waist Gunner: Chas Anderson, Waist Gunner: Ralph Goschey, Tail Gunner: Ken Seibert (4RTD but all inj); suffered from turbulence from another B-17 in foggy conditions which caused mechanical problems; crash-landed Abbey Farm, Hoxne, near Horham A/Fd, Sfk, UK. Salvaged. 24/4/44. LITTLE CHUM.

Last updated: 2. July 2018


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