B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5219

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5219


  • RCL: WF-K

MACR: 15569


History of
B-17 42-5219

Delivered Tulsa 14/10/42; Presque Is 26/11/42; West Palm Beach 15/1/43; Assigned 385BG Gt Ashfield 24/1/43; transferred 366BS/305BG Chelveston 2/43; then 364BS [WF-K]; Missing in Action Lorient 17/5/43 with Roy Richards, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John McFarland, Ball turret gunner: Walter Schenk, Waist gunner: John Norris, Waist gunner: Dennis Cullinan,Tail gunner: Henry Mitchell (6 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Joe Boyle, Navigator: Harry Indiere (2 Prisoner of War); Bombardier: Jim Wilschke, Radio Operator: Bob Neil (2 Evaded) shot down by enemy aircraft, crashed Auray, near target. Missing Air Crew Report 15569.

Last updated: 28. August 2017


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