B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97202

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97202


  • RCL: RQ-Z

MACR: 6535


History of
B-17 42-97202

Delivered Cheyenne 6/2/44; Gr Island 23/2/44; Presque Is 12/3/44; Assigned 509BS/351BG [RQ-Z] Polebrook 2/4/44; Missing in Action {32m} Rouen 22/6/44 with Bob Watkins, Co-pilot: Frank Williams, Navigator: Doug Sier, Bombardier: Ralph Hoover, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Earl Louiso (5 Prisoner of War); Radio Operator: Isadore Traschen, Ball turret gunner: Tom Lagrua,Tail gunner: Ralph Futhey (3 evaded capture); Waist gunner: Leon Kleinjan (Killed in Action); flak caused explosion, crashed a mile E of Mont Cauvaire, eight miles N of Rouen, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 6535.

Last updated: 1. March 2018


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