B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97095

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97095


  • RCL: LN-Y

MACR: 5168


History of
B-17 42-97095

Delivered Cheyenne 27/1/44; Alexandra 15/2/44; Presque Is 3/3/44; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-Y] Thorpe Abbotts 6/3/44; Missing in Action Berlin 24/5/44 with Delbert Pearson, Co-pilot: Wilbert Lund, Navigator: Joe Grassilli, Bombardier: Lester Smith, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ernest Rene, Radio Operator: Nunziato Sansevero, Waist gunner: Harry Scrivener, Waist gunner: Bradford Truesdell,Tail gunner: George Zigo (9 Prisoner of War); Ball turret gunner: Jim Morrow (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft started fires in fuselage, crew bailed then ship exploded, crashed Dreetz, 14 miles NE of Rathenow, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 5168.

Last updated: 9. July 2017


B-17 42-97095 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Delbert S Pearson POW
CP 1LT Wilbert D Lund POW
BOMB 1LT Lester Wirl Smith POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Ernest J Rene POW
RO T/SGT Nunziato Sansevero POW
BT S/SGT James S Morrow KIA
WG S/SGT Bradford F Truesdalle POW
WG S/SGT Harold J Scrivener POW
TG S/SGT George P Zigo POW

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