B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97403

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97403


  • RCL: AW-U

MACR: 4570


History of
B-17 42-97403

Delivered Cheyenne 26/2/44; Kearney 16/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-U] Snetterton 8/4/44; Missing in Action Berlin 8/5/44 with Milton Fancher, Co-pilot: Olin Kuhn, Navigator: Sam Archer, Bombardier: Clifton Dover, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ed Mathis, Radio Operator: Gerald Amon, Waist gunner: Cecil Ruder (7 Killed in Action); Ball turret gunner: Jim Young, Waist gunner: George Parkinson,Tail gunner: Leon Greco (3 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Hiddesdorf, six miles W of Verden, 19 miles SE of Bremen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 4570.

Last updated: 6. January 2018


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