B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97339

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97339


  • RCL: N8-Y

MACR: 4937


History of
B-17 42-97339

Delivered Cheyenne 19/2/44; Hunter 9/3/44; Dow Fd 10/4/44; Assigned 600BS/398BG [N8-Y] Nuthampstead 5/5/44; (4m) Missing in Action Berlin 19/5/44 {1st in group} with Ira O’Neil, Co-pilot: Roger Corner, Bombardier: Merritt Deuel, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dale Schapp, Ball turret gunner: Joe Barzano, Waist gunner: Fred Cone, Waist gunner: Gerald Farren,Tail gunner: Bob Jenkins (8 Killed in Action); Navigator: Howard Baer, Radio Operator: George Graham (2 Prisoner of War); hit by flak and wreckage from aircraft above, crashed Alt-Ruednitz, near Bad Freienewalde, 10 miles NE of Berlin, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 4937.


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