B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5717

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5717

B-17F-5-VE: 42-5710 to 42-5724


  • RCL: RD-F

MACR: 15472


History of
B-17 42-5717

Delivered Cheyenne 13-Sep-42; New Castle 11-Oct-42; Assigned 423BS/306BG [RD-F] Thurleigh 29-Nov-1942. The aircraft was attacked by German fighters on the way to bomb the U-Boat pens at St, Nazaire, France on 16-Feb-43. The aircraft crashed near Guillac, France. 7KIA, 1POW 2EVD. MACR 15472

Last updated: 26. December 2018


B-17 42-5717 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P CPT William H. Warner KIA
CP 2LT Arnold R. Carlson KIA
BOMB 1LT Robert E. Kylius EVD
ENG/TT T/SGT Claiborne W. Wilson EVD
RO T/SGT Edward F.Espitallier POW
BT SGT Walter C. Morgan KIA
WG S/SGT Robert D. Kisling KIA
WG SGT Colin E. Neeley KIA
TG S/SGT William E. Williams KIA

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