B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97161

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97161



History of
B-17 42-97161

Delivered Cheyenne 4/2/44; Savannah 22/2/44; Morrison 5/3/44; Assigned 96BS/2BG Amendola 15/3/44; severe battle damaged Maribor 7/11/44 with Henry Reynolds, Co-pilot: Steve Watkins, Navigator: Bob Young, Bombardier: Bob McDuffie{Wounded in Action}, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Stevens, Radio Operator: Ray Wesson, Ball turret gunner: Jack Reischling, Waist gunner: Gilbert Littell, Waist gunner: Sam Tuthill,Tail gunner: Dean Homer (10 Returned to Duty); two engines out, no hydraulics then ground looped, rep; {99m} RetUS, Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 20/12/45.

Last updated: 10. August 2017


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