B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5873 / Little Tannie

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5873 / Little Tannie

Manufacturer:
Lockheed/Vega

MACR: 346

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History of
B-17 42-5873 / Little Tannie

Delivered Long Beach 5/4/43; Denver 12/4/43; Morrison 27/4/43; Assigned 96BG but transferred 96BS/2BG Chateau-du-Rhumel, Alg 19/5/43; Ain M’Lila, Alg 17/6/43; Massicault, Tun 31/7/43; Missing in Action {21m} Naples 4/8/43 with Harry Chrismon, Co-pilot: Bob Kurz, Navigator: Ron Beck, Bombardier: Bill Mahood, etg-Bernie Doone, Radio Operator: Wells Macoy, Ball turret gunner: John Haffner, (7 Returned to Duty); Waist gunner: Rudy Shields, Waist gunner: Herb Borders,Tail gunner: Bill Brady (3 Killed in Action); all bailed out, 7 in sea & 3 on Ischia Is. Missing Air Crew Report 346. LITTLE TANNIE.

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