B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5814

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5814


  • RCL: YB-B

History of
B-17 42-5814

Delivered Long Beach 25/2/43; Pueblo 12/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-B] Polebrook 17/4/43; Missing in Action {1m} Bremen 13/6/43 with Willard Forrest + crew ? (* Returned to Duty); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harry Roebuck, Radio Operator: Joe Hayes (2 Killed in Service); suffered engine problems and forced to return, but ditched North Sea where crew picked up by RAF Walrus.

Last updated: 5. October 2017


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