B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97180

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97180


  • RCL: RD-K

MACR: 8832


History of
B-17 42-97180

Delivered Cheyenne 4/2/44; Gr Island 22/2/44; Grenier 23/3/44; Assigned 423BS/306BG [RD-K] Thurleigh 2/4/44; Missing in Action Brux 12/9/44 with Marvin Freeman, Navigator: Chas Stansbury, Bombardier: Francis Smith, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Marlin Summer, Radio Operator: Ken Lovens, Ball turret gunner: John Holmes (6 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Curtis Barber, Waist gunner: Jim Highes,Tail gunner: Bob Appell (3 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed near Britz, N of Berlin; Missing Air Crew Report 8832.

Last updated: 6. January 2018


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