B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-40009 / Ikleton Abbey

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-40009 / Ikleton Abbey


  • RCL: DF-K

History of
B-17 42-40009 / Ikleton Abbey

Delivered Long Beach 2/11/43; Kearney 14/11/43; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-K] Bassingbourn 21/1/44; detailed Eschweiler but mission called off through bad weather while forming up, then fire broke out in top turret 24/1/44, with Marco De Mara, Co-pilot: Everett Oltman, Navigator: Bill Lowery, Bombardier: Jim Baine{chute failed} (4 Killed in Service); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Webb{landed on back of a horse}, Radio Operator: Russ Shields, Ball turret gunner: Jim Moore, Waist gunner: Everett Dodd, Waist gunner: Leon Sterle,Tail gunner: Chas DeBona (6 Returned to Duty); crash landed Ickleton Abbey, Cambs. UK; Salvaged 2 SAD Watton, Nfk 26/1/44.

Last updated: 24. January 2018


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