B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97348

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97348


  • RCL: N7-R

MACR: 7498


History of
B-17 42-97348

Delivered Cheyenne 21/2/44; Hunter 6/3/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned 603BS/398BG [N7-R] Nuthampstead 25/4/44; (22m) Missing in Action Munich 13/7/44 with Tom Foster, Co-pilot: Theo West, Navigator: Ray Wallace, Bombardier: Cliff Bryan, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Bringle, Radio Operator: Gerald Gruette, Ball turret gunner: Chas Cropp, Waist gunner: Francis Tuttle,Tail gunner: Loren Brown (9 Killed in Action); flak hit caused ship to break in two, exploded, crashed Vlesenbeck, SW of Brussels, Bel; Missing Air Crew Report 7498 [?7497].

Last updated: 24. January 2018


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