B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97182 / Ding Dong Daddy

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97182 / Ding Dong Daddy


  • RCL: BI-P

History of
B-17 42-97182 / Ding Dong Daddy

Delivered Cheyenne 6/2/44; Kearney 24/2/44; Grenier 13/3/44; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-P] Fram lingham 16/3/44; (51m) battle damaged Brest gun batteries 26/8/44 with George Smith, Co-pilot: Carleton Sacco, Navigator: Bob Taylor, Bombardier: Herman Collins, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Allen McCasland, Radio Operator: Vic Graff, Ball turret gunner: Mike Kasarda, Waist gunner: Martin Kilbride,Tail gunner: Cpl Gus Brubaker (9 Killed in Action); mid air coll with 42-102936, crashed Weston, Hitchin, Herts. UK (14 crew killed plus two civilians); Salvaged 27/8/44. DING DONG DADDY.

Last updated: 1. October 2017


B-17 42-97182 / Ding Dong Daddy Details

Mid-air-collision with B-17 #42-102936


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