B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 Flatbush Floogie

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies Flatbush Floogie

Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: 9Z-Q

MACR: 3932

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History of
B-17 Flatbush Floogie

Delivered Cheyenne 25/1/44; Gr Island 20/2/44; Grenier 11/3/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green [9Z-Q] 16/3/44; Missing in Action Poznan 11/4/44 with Tom Gardner, Co-pilot: Carl West, Navigator: Jacob Brown, Bombardier: Jack Botham, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Leo Varner, Radio Operator: Lucius Birbeck, Ball turret gunner: Ray Stewart, Waist gunner: Henderson Head, Waist gunner: Alex Shewchuk,Tail gunner: Ray Cutshall (10 Prisoner of War); on return flak KOs two engines, crashed shallow water five miles W of Schillig, at mouth of River Jadebuesen, NW of Wilhelmshaven, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 3932. FLATBUSH FLOOGIE.

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B-17 Flatbush Floogie Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Thomas Gardner POW
CP 2LT Carl West POW
BOMB 2LT Jack Bohman POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Lee Varner POW
RO T/SGT Lucius Birbeck POW
BT SGT Raymond Stewart POW
WG SGT Henderson Head POW
WG SGT Alex Shewchuck POW
TG SGT Raymond Cutchall POW

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