History of the
B-17 #42-97254 / Iza Vailable Too

Delivered Cheyenne 11/2/44; Kearney 27/2/44; Presque Is 11/3/44; Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-K] Molesworth 26/3/44; detailed Berlin 7/5/44 with Don Johnston, Co-pilot: Bob Heussler, Navigator: Milo Schultz, Bombardier: Ralph Suddeth, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Abe Barnum, Radio Operator: Oscar Vallsenor, Ball turret gunner: Paul Pesetsky, Waist gunner: Kenzie Turner, Waist gunner: Hebert Smith,Tail gunner: Frank Nestok (10 Returned to Duty); #4 engine caught fire soon after t/o and attempts to feather failed so crew bailed; Salvaged 8/5/44. IZA VAILABLE TOO.

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  1. von Nancy Schultz am 18. August 2019 17:57 Uhr

    Thank you so much for the information. My Dad was the navigator and wounded after they were assigned another plane when Iza Vailable Too was down for maintenance. He always said his wounds would have been less severe if he was on Iza Vailable Too! He passed away age 94 and I believe he was the last of his crew.

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