B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-39977 / Hard To Get

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39977 / Hard To Get



History of
B-17 42-39977 / Hard To Get

Delivered Long Beach 25/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 30/11/43; crashed on take off for Frankfurt 2/8/44, with Eno Compton, Co-pilot: Art Westrum, Navigator: Randall Toye, Bombardier: Bob Ettlinger, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Leon Halphen, Radio Operator: Dale Hood, Ball turret gunner: John Schuetz, Waist gunner: Marion Shinpaugh, Waist gunner: Fred Douglas, Tail gunner: Ernie Taylor (10 Killed in Service); electrical fire started in cockpit then suddenly dived into ground at Morley Hall Farm, Morley St Peter, near Wymondham, Norfolk, sal 10/2/44. HARD TO GET.

Last updated: 10. April 2018


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