B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-39998

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-39998


  • RCL: AW-V

MACR: 4569 / KSU/ME/KU: 1762


History of
B-17 42-39998

Delivered Long Beach 29/10/43; Kearney 16/11/43; ass 337BS/96BG [AW-V] Snetterton 30/11/43; MIA Berlin 8/5/44 Pilot: Capt Milton Shoesmith, Co-Pilot: Carl Clark, Navigator: Bill Blount, Bombardier: Leen Tyler, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Armande Fazzone, Radio Operator: Baldomero Estala, Ball Turret Gunner: George Diggins, Waist Gunner: Larry Light, Waist Gunner: Don York, Tail Gunner: Ray Wallach, obs-Lt Bill Young (11POW); Enemy aircraft and flak, crashed Resthausen, four miles NW of Cloppenburg, Germany. MACR 4569

Last updated: 19. February 2021


B-17 42-39998 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P CPT Milton H. Shoesmith POW
CP F/O Carl R. Clark POW
BOMB 1LT Leon W. Tyler POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Armando Fazzone POW
RO T/SGT Baldomero A. Estela POW
BT T/SGT George L. Diggins POW
WG SGT Laurence R. Light POW
WG S/SGT Donald W. York POW
TG S/SGT Raymond Wallach POW
OBS 1LT William A. Young POW

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