B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5055

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5055


  • RCL: GY-H

MACR: 16058


History of
B-17 42-5055

Delivered Cheyenne 9/9/42; New Castle 10/10/42; Assigned 367BS/306BG [GY-H] Thurleigh 7/5/43; Missing in Action Wilhelmshafen 15/5/43 with Gaylord Ritland, Co-pilot: John Wichell, Navigator: Dick Callaghan, Bombardier: Bill Granins, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Al Lambert, Radio Operator: Bob Lee, Ball turret gunner: Bill Anderson, Waist gunner: Chas Miller, Waist gunner: Harry Novak, Tail gunner: Gail Burkett (10 Prisoner of War); flak KO’d two engines, ditched North Sea & rescued by German ASR. Missing Air Crew Report 16058

Last updated: 25. May 2018


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