B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97393 / Pride of the Century

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97393 / Pride of the Century


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B-17 42-97393 / Pride of the Century

Delivered Cheyenne 25/2/44; Billings 2/3/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 30/4/44; no ops, transferred 349BS/100BG [XR-G] Thorpe Abbotts 3/5/44; on non op cross country flight 28/7/44 with Merle Ehorn, Co-pilot: Paul Mitchell, Navigator: Byrl King, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Fred Theobald, ae-Jim Rondeau, Radio Operator: Rich Brady(inj) (6 Returned to Duty), u/c collapsed when taxying; Salvaged 29/7/44. PRIDE OF THE CENTURY.

Last updated: 18. September 2017


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