B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97288 / Flag Ship

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97288 / Flag Ship


  • RCL: NV-U

MACR: 13150


History of
B-17 42-97288 / Flag Ship

Delivered Cheyenne 13/2/44; Rapid City 4/3/44; Gr Island 19/4/44; Dow Fd 21/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 24/4/44; no ops, transferred 325BS/92BG [NV-U] Podington 7/5/44; Missing in Action Berlin 18/3/45 with Harry Culver, Cornell Christensen, Bill Irntsend, Ray Welsh, Ferdi Lamburt, Edwin Diblacomo, George Stevenson, Ambrose Yarbro {tg}, Jack Schafer (spot jammer} (9INT); flak, force landed Bulltofta, Swed; ret group /45; Missing Air Crew Report 13150. Returned to the USA Bradley 1/8/45; 4185 BU Independence 30/11/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 19/12/45. FLAGSHIP.

Last updated: 21. February 2019


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