B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97066

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97066

Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: YB-D

MACR: 5796

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History of
B-17 42-97066

Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/44; Gr Island 8/2/44; Presque Is 21/1/44; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-D] Polebrook 26/3/44; Missing in Action {22m} Le Bourget 14/6/44 with Joe Dixey, Co-pilot: Capt Jim Lowery (2 evaded capture); Bombardier: Tom Trolinger, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob McCullough, Radio Operator: Don Kemohah, Ball turret gunner: Arthur Gross, Waist gunner: Joe Barnes,Tail gunner: John Offutt (6 Prisoner of War) Navigator: Bob Shafer, Waist gunner: Don Henderson (2KIA, the latter of wounds as Prisoner of War)); flak, crashed Abbeville, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 5796.

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