B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-40004

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-40004

Manufacturer:
Lockheed/Vega

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History of
B-17 42-40004

Delivered Long Beach 1/11/43; Denver 18/11/43; Kearney 24/11/43; Assigned 548BS/385BG Gt Ashfield 9/12/43; on forming up for a mission to ? 20/2/44 with Bill Ruby, Co-pilot: Ed Krengulec, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Cletus Crouse (3 Killed in Action); Navigator: R.P. Craig, Bombardier: Tony Thorncock, Radio Operator: Henry Parker, Ball turret gunner: A.J. Guinta, Waist gunner: J.S. Rose, Waist gunner: Ed Roddy,Tail gunner: Howard Anderson (7 Returned to Duty); fire broke out, crash landed Manor Farm, Tuttington, Nfk, UK. sal 22/2/44.

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