B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5878 / Badger’s Beauty aka Yankee Eagle

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5878 / Badger’s Beauty aka Yankee Eagle


  • RCL: VP-Q

MACR: 1874


History of
B-17 42-5878 / Badger’s Beauty aka Yankee Eagle

Delivered Long Beach 14/4/43; Smoky Hill 22/4/43; Wendover 2/5/43; Salt Lake City 18/5/43; Dow Fd 27/5/43; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-W] Thorpe Abbotts 30/5/43 BADGER’S BEAUTY; transferred 533BS/381BG [VP-Q] Ridgewell 18/9/43; Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Wilfred Perot, Co-pilot: Dudley Jones, Navigator: Bob Weaver, Bombardier: Adelbert Faulconer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Jerinowski, Radio Operator: O.K. Daniels, Ball turret gunner: Phillip Ball, Waist gunner: Walter Turk,Tail gunner: Tom Graham (9 Killed in Action), Waist gunner: Edwin Bosley (Prisoner of War); coll with enemy aircraft, crashed two miles E of Heyersum, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 1874. YANKEE EAGLE.

Last updated: 17. August 2017


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