B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5997 / Heaven Can Wait

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5997 / Heaven Can Wait


  • RCL: EP-F

MACR: 2019


History of
B-17 42-5997 / Heaven Can Wait

Delivered Long Beach 16/6/43; Smoky Hill 12/7/43; Dow Fd 16/7/43; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-F] Thorpe Abbotts 17/7/43; Missing in Action Ludwigshafen 30/12/43 with Francis Smith, Co-pilot: Jim Law (2 Prisoner of War); Navigator: Saul Hershkowitz, Bombardier: Clyde Manion, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Amery, Radio Operator: John Swenson, Ball turret gunner: Alvin Little{Wounded in Action}, Waist gunner: John Runcel, Waist gunner: Conrad Stumpfig,Tail gunner: Bill Wertz (8 evaded capture); enemy aircraft set fire to cockpit, crashed Les Rosiers, two miles SE of Monthois, Fr.; Missing Air Crew Report 2019. HEAVEN CAN WAIT.

Last updated: 29. September 2017


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