B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97312

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97312


  • RCL: GY-T

MACR: 5898


History of
B-17 42-97312

Delivered Cheyenne 17/2/44; Rapid City 4/3/44; Dow Fd 15/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 22/4/44; no ops, transferred 367BS/306BG [GY-T] Thurleigh 12/5/44; Missing in Action French A/fds 17/6/44 with Virgil Dingman, Co-pilot: Wilbur Pensinger, Navigator: George Clements,Tail gunner: Bob Starzynski (4 evaded capture); Bombardier: Bob Danknich, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Wallace Powers, Radio Operator: John Sheridan, Ball turret gunner: Winston Burroughs, Waist gunner: Bob Simonson (5 Prisoner of War); flak set #3 ablaze, crashed Bacqueville-en-Caux, ten miles SW of Dieppe, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 5898.

Last updated: 11. February 2018


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