B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5086 / Wahoo II

B-17 #42-5086 / Wahoo IIzoom_in

Source:
[Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: WW-J, BK-B
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History of
B-17 42-5086 / Wahoo II

Delivered Tulsa 17/9/42; Presque Is 17/11/42; Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-J] Thurleigh 25/11/42; transferred 546BS/384BG [BK-B] Grafton Underwood 5/9/43; battle damaged Munster 10/10/43 with Bill Wilson, Co-pilot: Carlos Rabby, Navigator: Bob Belk, Bombardier: Rich Crown, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lerster Birnbaum, Radio Operator: Jim Compton, Ball turret gunner: David Heintzelman, Waist gunner: Murray Stamm, Waist gunner: F.O. Miller,Tail gunner: Frank Greene (10 Returned to Duty), crash landed on bank of River Dove, Eye, Sfk, crew bailed over Ipswich; Salvaged. WAHOO II.

Last updated: 4. November 2017

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B-17 42-5086 / Wahoo II Details

Crew bailed out near Ipswich; aircraft continued in flight and crash-landed at Eye, Suffolk, killing a cow.

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