B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5123

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5123



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B-17 42-5123

Delivered Geiger 28/9/42; Great Falls 1/12/42; Assigned 20BS/2BG when on training mission crash landed Musselshell, Mt 30/12/42 with Ed Layfield, Co-pilot: Gerald Beem, Navigator: Lewis Newland, Bombardier: Chester Knight, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Fred Brown, Radio Operator: Hulon Dutton, Ball turret gunner: Chas Valys, Waist gunner: Wallace Hanson, Waist gunner: Fred Murray,Tail gunner: Hobart Hall, pass-Jake Reiss, obs-Major Orville Ralston; aircraft caught fire over Melstone, MT, crashed Bull Mountains, south of Mussellshell, MT; (11 Killed in Service); Written off 1/1/43.

Last updated: 19. October 2018


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