B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97199

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97199



History of
B-17 42-97199

Delivered Cheyenne 7/2/44; Gr Island 22/2/44; Grenier 21/2/44; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF- ] Bassingbourn 7/4/44; Missing in Action St Avord 28/4/44 with Jim Cater, Navigator: Ray Murphy, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Alphonse Lagownik, Waist gunner: Herb Campbell (4 evaded capture); Co-pilot: George Cosgrove, Bombardier: Bernie Swinburne[also evaded capture but captured when on a French truck], Radio Operator: Jim Konstantine, Ball turret gunner: Clement Dowler, Waist gunner: John Pertuset,Tail gunner: Regis Carney (5 Prisoner of War); Waist gunner: Herb Campbell (evaded capture and first joined Resistance but killed at Clemont Ferrand after capture 2/7/44); flak KOd #3 and set wing on fire, crashed St Avord, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 4235.

Last updated: 27. February 2018


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