B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5080

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5080



History of
B-17 42-5080

Delivered Geiger 26 September 1942. Rapid City 3 November 1942. Assigned 88 BG/317BS. Force-landed base with Richard H. McGibeny 17 November 1942. Assigned 335BS/95BG, crashed Huron, South Dakota 18 February 1943, due to structural failure during a training flight with Pilot 1st Lt Oliver L. Walker; Co-pilot: 2nd Lt Howard D. Stevens Jr; Navigator: 2nd Lt Norman K. Mattice; Bombardier: 2nd Lt George J. Morris; Flight engineer/top turret gunner: T/Sgt Gerald W. Baker; Radio Operator: T/Sgt Charles R. Hooberry; Ball turret gunner: S/Sgt James D. White; Waist gunner: S/Sgt Michael Mitzka; Tail gunner: S/Sgt Charles A. Missana (9 Killed in Service). Written off.

Last updated: 11. February 2018


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