B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5745 / The Fuhrer The Better

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5745 / The Fuhrer The Better


  • RCL: UX-H, LG-C

History of
B-17 42-5745 / The Fuhrer The Better

(YB-40) Delivered Tulsa 21/11/42; Homestead 18/12/42; Assigned 305BG Chelveston 18/3/43, sent to RAF Wyton, pathfinder base for installation of Oboe Mk I radar equipment; transferred 327BS/92BG [UX-H] Alconbury 20/4/43; taxi accident with John Hamilton 25/5/43; 813BS/482BG Alconbury 25/8/43, ret 30/11/43; 322BS/91BG [LG-C] Bassingbourn 20/12/43; AFSC 27/4/44; Returned to the USA 6/5/44; 3036 BU Yuma 4/5/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Albuquerque 19/6/45. THE FUHRER THE BETTER.

Last updated: 26. March 2018


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