B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97184 / Lady Godiva

B-17 #42-97184 / Lady Godivazoom_in



  • RCL: K

History of
B-17 42-97184 / Lady Godiva

Delivered Cheyenne 4/2/44; Gr Island 19/2/44; Presque Is 12/3/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG [K] Knettishall 11/3/44; crash landing 12/06/1944; crash landed on edge of field, Ludbrook Farm, Ermington, Devon 26/8/44 with Bob Scales, Co-pilot: Frank Spangenburg, Navigator: D.E. Linder, Bombardier: Howard Rohman, Waist gunner: W. G. Whetstone (5RTD, via hospital); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Claud Thornton, Radio Operator: Rob Ketcham, Ball turret gunner: Leo Reinartz,Tail gunner: Ivan Anderson (4 Killed in Action); piloted rescuded by two farm workers, Jim Lapthorne and son, Jim jnr; Salvaged 30/10/44. LADY GODIVA.

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