B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97259

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97259


  • RCL: GY-Q

MACR: 4556


History of
B-17 42-97259

Delivered Cheyenne 12/2/44; Gr Island 4/3/44; Grenier 10/3/44; Assigned 423BS/306BG [GY-Q] Thurleigh 6/4/44; Missing in Action Berlin 8/5/44 with Darvin Smith, Co-pilot: Art Camosy, Navigator: Claude Hawkins, Bombardier: Tony Laura, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Maynard Miller, Radio Operator: Jack Childers, Ball turret gunner: George Krieckhaus, Waist gunner: Bill Holder, Waist gunner: Gene Wright,Tail gunner: Bob Granberg (10 Killed in Action); flak damage, crashed Eursinge, S of Darp-Havelte, Hol; Missing Air Crew Report 4556.


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