B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5837 / ‘C’ Bat

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5837 / ‘C’ Bat


MACR: 459


History of
B-17 42-5837 / ‘C’ Bat

Delivered Long Beach 13/3/43; Smoky Hill 22/3/43; Tinker 7/4/43; Memphis 16/4/43; Assigned 20BS/2BG Chateau-du-Rhumel, Alg 29/4/43; Ain M’Lila, Alg 17/6/43; Massicault, Tun 31/7/43; Missing in Action {21m} Foggia 19/8/43, with Bernie Pasero, Navigator: Kemp Martin (2 evaded capture); Co-pilot: Don Porter, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Eaton, Radio Operator: Harry Lee, Ball turret gunner: Jerome Herzing, Waist gunner: Edgar McDonald {rescued by US forces in Italian hospital},Tail gunner: Ray Farrell (6 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Kelly Erwin, Waist gunner: Chas Stewart {died as POW} (2 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, seven chutes seen. Missing Air Crew Report 459. C-BATT.

Last updated: 23. August 2017


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