B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97223

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97223


  • RCL: QW-H

MACR: 3807


History of
B-17 42-97223

Delivered Cheyenne 8/2/44; Kearney 27/2/44; Presque Is 10/3/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-H] Horham 13/3/44; 2m, Missing in Action Rostock 11/4/44 with Alva Powell, Co-pilot: Luther Whitten, Navigator: Jim Beam, Bombardier: Alton Hill, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clarry Parizek, Radio Operator: Fred Keating, Ball turret gunner: Dick Gaulke, Waist gunner: Rino Ricardi, Waist gunner: Don McNeilbody washed up weeks later near Kolberg,Tail gunner: Clyde Trimbath (10 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft KO’d #1 & #3 and knocked off wing tip, ditched Baltic Sea. Missing Air Crew Report 3807.

Last updated: 25. July 2017


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