B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97291 / Myasis Dragon

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97291 / Myasis Dragon


  • RCL: FO-S, BN-W

MACR: 8212


History of
B-17 42-97291 / Myasis Dragon

Delivered Cheyenne 15/2/44; Rapid City 5/3/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 17/4/44; no ops, transferred 527BS/379BG [FO-S] Kimbolton 18/4/44; transferred 359BS/303BG [BN-W] Molesworth as GH Pathfinder 21/5/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 24/8/44 with Jack Hillary, Co-pilot: Bill Robertson, Navigator: John Rice, Bombardier: Rocco Defillippis, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Paul, Waist gunner: Harry Sansom,Tail gunner: Jim Watson (7KIA-all trapped in a/c); Radio Operator: Gene GirmanWounded in Action, Ball turret gunner: Neldon Bishop (2 Prisoner of War); flak hit set ship on fire, crashed Burgliebenau, NE of Merseburg; Missing Air Crew Report 8212. MYASIS DRAGON.

Last updated: 14. September 2017


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