B-17 Flying Fortress - Photo of B-17 42-5234

B-17 42-5234
Photo of B-17 #42-5234



Delivered Cheyenne 23/10/42; Wayne Co 2/12/42; Dorval 11/12/42; Gander-Prestwick 7/1/43 with Chas Rector, to RAF [FA707]; 206 Sq (VX-S) Benbecula, Scot. 27/7/43; Azores 23/10/43; 220 Sq (NR-Z) Lagens, Azores 14/6/44; while escorting US troopship, aircraft sustained trouble in three engines with P/O Eric McElwick, F/O Cleland Lamb, T. Lyle, G. King, N. Ryan, R. Taylor, H. Cousins, H. Dominic, R. Knight; pilot feathered props only to be forced to ditch 70 miles east of Sao Miguel 26/7/44; crew all rescued by Portuguese vessel Lourenco Marques. Salvaged.

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