B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97166 / Old Gatemouth

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97166 / Old Gatemouth



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B-17 42-97166 / Old Gatemouth

Delivered Cheyenne 4/2/44; Kearney 15/2/44; Grenier 25/2/44; Assigned: 337BS/96BG [AW-‘] Snetterton 7/3/44; battle damage Chateaudun, Fr. 28/3/44 Pilot: Bill Young and Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Bob Hatch brought ship back to base (2RTD); Co-Pilot: Dallas Young, Waist Gunner: Ken Hurd (2EVD); Navigator: Jim Kramer, Bombardier: Max Preston, Radio Operator: Clarry Waterworth, Ball Turret Gunner: Asa Gill, Waist Gunner: Reece Pilkington, Tail Gunner: Bill Rogers all bailed out near Beaucerons, Fr. (6POW); MACR 3591; suffered battle damage again, on mission to Brux 24/8/44 w/Ray Bauman, (8RTD); ditched North Sea off Lowestoft, Sfk, UK. all rescued. OLD GATEMOUTH.

Last updated: 19. October 2018


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