B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-40025 / Touch The Button Nell

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-40025 / Touch The Button Nell


  • RCL: MS-X

History of
B-17 42-40025 / Touch The Button Nell

Delivered Long Beach 6/11/43; Denver 22/11/43; Kearney 24/11/43; RAF Valley, Wales 14/12/43; ass 535BS/381BG [MS-X] Ridgewell 6/1/44; severe battle damage Nancy 6/2/44 Pilot: Henry Putek, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Lifford French, Radio Operator: Jim Bomar, Ball Turret Gunner: Herb Burgasser, Waist Gunner: Vince Shortell, Tail Gunner: George Vinovich (6RTD); Co-Pilot: Alf Coffman, Navigator: Conrad Blalock, Bombardier: Harvey Christianson (3 bailed over France, returned later); an explosion near top turrent set off flares, forced landing Dunkeswell, Som., UK., a US Navy field; crew all returned; sal 2 SAD Watton, Nfk. 7/2/44. TOUCH THE BUTTON NELL.

Last updated: 18. November 2018


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