B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97147

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97147



History of
B-17 42-97147

Delivered Cheyenne 2/2/44; Kearney 19/2/44; Grenier 1/3/44; Assigned 711BS/447BG Rattlesden 12/3/44; pilot landed at Bovington on engineering flight from Rattlesden 7/7/44 with Dan Heinrich, Co-pilot: Russ O’Neal, Navigator: Dave Ellis, Bombardier: Lew rowlands, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Lonigan, Radio Operator: Franklin Vessells, pass: Sgt A. Alonzo, (7 Returned to Duty); crash landed base, ran off runway and right u/c collapsed; Salvaged.

Last updated: 7. June 2018


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