B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97244

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97244


  • RCL: PY-N

History of
B-17 42-97244

Delivered Cheyenne 10/2/44; Kearney 27/2/44; Dow Fd 9/4/44; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-N] Podington 25/4/44; landing accident on return from Orly, Fr. 19/5/44, with Stan Hansen, Co-pilot: Wilbur McKliny, Navigator: Norman Pipkern, Bombardier: Abel Chaves, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Marlin Erman, Radio Operator: Leland McLean, Ball turret gunner: Earl Hefley, Waist gunner: Larry Dallas, Waist gunner: Harry Ciaci,Tail gunner: Francis Christian (10 Returned to Duty); blew a tyre on landing and skidded off runway and nosed up; Salvaged 2 SAD 21/5/44.


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