B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5253

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5253


  • RCL: KY-C

MACR: 15564


History of
B-17 42-5253

Delivered Denver 26/10/42; Homestead 18/12/42; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-C] Chelveston 2/3/43; Missing in Action Rouen 4/4/43 with Harry O’Neill, Co-pilot: Peter Branch, Navigator: Warren Collins, Bombardier: Ray Wells, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Provine, Ball turret gunner: Chas Kindle, Waist gunner: Roy Jameson (7 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Cliff Fisher (evaded capture); Waist gunner: Jim Ahern,Tail gunner: George Hargadon (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Fontaine-sous-Preaux, near Rouen, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 15564.

Last updated: 10. January 2018


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