B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97303

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97303


  • RCL: WW-Q

MACR: 4557


History of
B-17 42-97303

elivered Cheyenne 16/2/44; Rapid City 3/3/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 22/4/44; no ops, transferred 369BS/306BG [WW-Q] Thurleigh 7/5/44; Missing in Action Saarbrucken 11/5/44 with Bill Wills, Co-pilot: John Roberts, Navigator: Jim Sharpe, Bombardier: Dick Jindrich, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Caine, Radio Operator: Bob Carlton, Ball turret gunner: Cleo Dark, Waist gunner: Ken Hanson,Tail gunner: Delbert Bishop (9 Prisoner of War); Waist gunner: John Bartron (KIA- chute failed); flak hits on return trip KOd two engines and a rocket took out controls, crrw bailed and aircraft crashed Honskirch, six miles W of Sarre Union, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 4557.

Last updated: 11. February 2018


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