B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97149

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97149


  • RCL: RQ-X

MACR: 5327


History of
B-17 42-97149

Delivered Cheyenne 3/2/44; Gr Island 23/2/44; Presque Is 13/3/44; Assigned 509BS/351BG [RQ-X] Polebrook 26/3/44; Missing in Action {13m} Mannheim 27/5/44 with Tedford Myers, Co-pilot: Clarry Butrum, Navigator: Henry Roszyk, Bombardier: Vernon Naass, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Walt Stanford, Radio Operator: Edwin Draper{Wounded in Action}, Ball turret gunner: Avon Roysden, Waist gunner: Woodrow Blackburn, Waist gunner: Bill Mansmann{Wounded in Action},Tail gunner: John Denton (10 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Baldenheim, six miles SE of Alsace, Fr., 25 miles SW of Strasbourg; Missing Air Crew Report 5327.

Last updated: 13. August 2017


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