B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5839

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5839


  • RCL: FR-X

MACR: 1367


History of
B-17 42-5839

Delivered Long Beach 13/3/43; Smoky Hill 25/3/43; Dow Fd 10/4/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG [FR-X] Kimbolton 16/4/43; Missing in Action Wangerooge Is 25/6/43 with Ken Quade, Co-pilot: George Barnett, Bombardier: Wallace Cosper, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chester Burnes, Radio Operator: Jim Edinger, Ball turret gunner: Ray Heron, Waist gunner: Hugo Pettinatti, Waist gunner: Joe Owesny,Tail gunner: Kingsley Nelson (9 Killed in Action); Navigator: Bill Hughes (Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Dingstede, eight miles E of Oldenburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1367.

Last updated: 5. June 2018


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