B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5797

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5797


  • RCL: BK-E

MACR: 295


History of
B-17 42-5797

Delivered Long Beach 3/2/43; Rapid City 17/2/43; Brookley 28/3/43; Morrison 10/4/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG Alconbury 24/4/43; transferred AFSC 5/43, then 546BS/384BG [BK-E] Grafton Underwood 7/8/43; Missing in Action Le Bourget 16/8/43 with Dave Magowan, Co-pilot: Leonard Bughman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Sid Grinstein, Radio Operator: Ladislaw Koves, Ball turret gunner: Matt Coody, Waist gunner: Ed Ohe (6 Prisoner of War);Tail gunner: Jim Murray (Killed in Action); Navigator: John Dougherty, Bombardier: John Heald, Waist gunner: Bob Sheets (3 evaded capture); shot down by enemy aircraft after crew bailed, crashed near Ramboville, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 295.

Last updated: 16. July 2017


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