B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5807 / Rikki Tikki Tavi aka Minor Ball

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5807 / Rikki Tikki Tavi aka Minor Ball


  • RCL: DS-T

MACR: 910


History of
B-17 42-5807 / Rikki Tikki Tavi aka Minor Ball

Delivered Long Beach 16/2/43; Walker 27/2/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-Q] Thurleigh 17/4/43 RIKKI TIKKI TAVI; transferred 511BS/351BG [DS-T] Polebrook 11/7/43; Missing in Action 10m Frankfurt 4/10/43 with Dan Nauman, Co-pilot: Bill Keister, Navigator: Walter Blair, Bombardier: Mario Suozzo, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Foy Rush, Radio Operator: Bob Martin, Ball turret gunner: Bill Towsley, Waist gunner: Lew Burgess body washed up 19/10/43, Waist gunner: Ralph Robeson,Tail gunner: Willard Hunter (10 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft & flak, crashed mouth of River Scheldt, two miles from Flushing, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 910. MINOR BALL.

Last updated: 19. July 2017


Write comment