B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5482 / Cat-O-Nine Tails

B-17 #42-5482 / Cat-O-Nine Tailszoom_in



  • RCL: BN-W

History of
B-17 42-5482 / Cat-O-Nine Tails

Delivered Cheyenne 15/12/42; Salina 10/1/43; Brookley 1/2/43; Homestead 14/2/43; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-W] Molesworth 6/3/43; sustained flak damage over Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Ambrose Grant, Co-pilot: Franklin Ball, Navigator: Jim Berger, Bombardier: Marion Blackburn, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Tony Kujawa, Radio Operator: Ed Sexton, Ball turret gunner: Chester Petrosky{wia), Waist gunner: Bob Jaouen{Wounded in Action}, Waist gunner: Woodrow Greenlee{Wounded in Action},Tail gunner: Francis Anderson (10 Returned to Duty); crew bailed near coast and aircraft crash landed Riseley, Beds., near Molesworth, UK, 20 miles away, broke in half after hitting tree, and sal. CAT O’NINE TAILS.

Last updated: 16. March 2018


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