B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5851

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5851



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B-17 42-5851

Delivered Long Beach 20/3/43; Sioux City 13/4/43; Kearney 3/5/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-?] 4/43; t/o Kearney Fd, Neb, 19/5/43 on cross country flight with George Keck, Co-pilot: Ray Gaither, Navigator: Bill Juart, Bombardier: Art Bryant, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Milton Deville, Radio Operator: Frank Hollingsworth, aro-Walden Hughes, aeg-Billy Jackson, ag-Theo Paduch,Tail gunner: Alf Reiss(10 Returned to Duty); on landing left brake was u/s and swerved into piles of earth, crash landed Dow Fd, Bangor, Me. Written off 9/6/43..

Last updated: 5. June 2018


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