B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97173 / Take It Easy

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97173 / Take It Easy


  • RCL: OR-

MACR: 8323


History of
B-17 42-97173 / Take It Easy

Delivered Cheyenne 15/2/44; Rapid City 5/3/44; Dow Fd 21/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 25/4/44; no missions transferred 323BS/91BG [OR- ] Bassingbourn 9/5/44; Missing in Action {12m} Etaples 8/7/44 with Jim Fore, Co-pilot: Don Briwell, Navigator: Bob Ward, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Phelps, Radio Operator: Chasten Bowen, Ball turret gunner: George Sherman, Waist gunner: Jim Zeiger,Tail gunner: Bernard Scharf (8 Prisoner of War); Bombardier: Milton Gaswirth (Killed in Action); flak, exploded in mid-air, crashed Buray, near Nonancourt, N of Dreux, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 8323. TAKE IT EASY.

Last updated: 19. July 2017


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