B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97240

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97240


  • RCL: NV-P

MACR: 3673


History of
B-17 42-97240

Delivered Cheyenne 27/1/44; Gr Island 27/2/44; Presque Is 12/3/44; Assigned 325BS/92BG [NV-P] Podington 27/3/44; Missing in Action Rostock 11/4/44 with Bob Rasmussen, Co-pilot: Trinidad Rios, Navigator: Irving Berman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Gilman Rude, Radio Operator: Pete Antonio, Ball turret gunner: Bob Hoh, Waist gunner: Pink Higgins, Waist gunner: Harry Neuman,Tail gunner: Bill McKay (9 Prisoner of War); Bombardier: Joe Palatas (KIA-died of wounds in hospital next day); enemy aircraft, crashed Buchholz, six miles SW of Stendahl, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 3673.

Last updated: 10. August 2017


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