B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97129 / Skipper

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97129 / Skipper


  • RCL: AW-B

MACR: 3816


History of
B-17 42-97129 / Skipper

Delivered Cheyenne 29/1/44; Kearney 12/2/44; Grenier 25/2/44; Presque 10/3/44; Assigned 367BS/306BG Thurleigh 12/3/44 SKIPPER; transferred 337BS/96BG [AW-B] Snetterton 13/3/44; Missing in Action Rostock 11/4/44 with Pilot: Van Hixon, Co-pilot: Malcolm Daniels, Navigator: Harry Morrison, Bombardier: Don Griffin, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Alfred D’Alessandris, Radio Operator: Bill Vanderpool, Ball turret gunner: Harry Schell, Waist gunner: Bob Johnson, Waist gunner: Jack Owens,Tail gunner: Theo Kindsvater (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crash landed Stutebuell, two miles NW Kappeln, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 3816.

Last updated: 1. March 2018


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