B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5858

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5858

Manufacturer:
Lockheed/Vega

  • RCL: ET-L

MACR: 4894

Missions: 1

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History of
B-17 42-5858

Delivered Long Beach 28/3/43; Smoky Hill 4/4/43; Morrison 5/5/43; Presque Is 13/5/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-L] Framlingham 19/5/43; Missing in Action {1m} 29/5/43 with Larry Clark, Co-pilot: Yngvar Berntzen, Waist gunner: Chester Mayo (3 Killed in Action); Navigator: Capt Ray Landrum, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Carl Upchurch, Radio Operator: Garland Teague, Ball turret gunner: Bob Carlson, Waist gunner: Wilbur Rice,Tail gunner: Bill Wood (6 Prisoner of War); Bombardier: Dwight Fisher, obs-Maj Edgar Cole (2 evaded capture); suffered flak damage to nose & #3, dived then up again and coll with 42-29709, near St Malo, Fr.; Missing Air Crew Report 4894.

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B-17 42-5858 Details

Hit by flak and then collided with B-17 #42-29709

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