B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5071

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5071



History of
B-17 42-5071

Delivered Tulsa 17/9/42; New Castle 10/10/42; Assigned: 367BS/305BG Chelveston 1/11/42; MIA Romilly 20/12/43 Pilot: Danton Nygaard, Navigator: Frank Leasman (2POW); Bombardier: John Trost (EVD); Daniel DeButts, Cecil Floyd, Bob Sandlin, Art Bloom, Edwin Simonceck, Arnold Pearson, Steve Ross (7KIA); shot down by Enemy aircraft in target area and crashed Nangis, Fr.

Last updated: 25. May 2018


B-17 42-5071 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Danton J. Nygaard POW
CP 1LT Daniel D. DeButts KIA
BOMB 2LT John S. Trost EVD
ENG/TT S/SGT Cecil J. Floyd KIA
RO S/SGT Robert B. Sandlin KIA
BT S/SGT Arnold E. Pearson KIA
WG SGT Stephen Ross KIA
WG SGT Arthur A. Bloom KIA
TG SGT Edwin A. Simoncek KIA

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