B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5864 / Piccadilly Lily

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5864 / Piccadilly Lily


  • RCL: EP-A

MACR: 948


History of
B-17 42-5864 / Piccadilly Lily

Delivered Long Beach 31/3/43; Kearney 15/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-A] Thorpe Abbotts 1/6/43; Missing in Action Bremen 8/10/43 with Capt Alvin Barker-mp, p-CaptTom Murphy, Co-pilot: Marshall Lee, Radio Operator: Derrell Piel, Waist gunner: Elder Dickinson,Tail gunner: Aaron David (6 Killed in Action); Navigator: Chas Sarabun, Bombardier: Floyd Peterson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Ehlen, Ball turret gunner: Reed Hufford, Waist gunner: Gerry Robinson (5 Prisoner of War); flak KO’d #3 and navigator’s compartment which caught fire, crashed Bremerhaven, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 948. PICCADILLY LILY.

Last updated: 21. September 2017


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