B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97073

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97073


  • RCL: IY-N

MACR: 5311


History of
B-17 42-97073

Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/44; Alexandra 12/2/44; Presque Is 4/3/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-N] Deenethorpe 23/3/44; Missing in Action Dessau 28/5/44 with Vince Kaminski, Bombardier: Dee Black, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jack Agee, Radio Operator: Larry Cooper, Ball turret gunner: Joe Johnson, Waist gunner: Bill May, Waist gunner: Everett Bushendorf,Tail gunner: Harry Hertzan (8 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Bob Enstad, Navigator: Chas Manning (2 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft set #1 on fire, then ship exploded, crashed woods near Steinburg, 12 miles N of Dessau, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 5311.


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