B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97438

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97438



History of
B-17 42-97438

Delivered Denver 16/11/43; Kearney 27/11/43; Assigned 416BS/99BG Tortorella 1/44; {29m} transferred 96BS/2BG Amendola 28/3/44; while over Vienna 1/11/44 ship was damaged with Bill Donnell, Co-pilot: Tom Vaughan, Waist gunner: Jim Holbrook, Waist gunner: Jim Pewitt,Tail gunner: Francis Miaers (5 Returned to Duty); Navigator: Roy Compton, Bombardier: Chas Melvin, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jack Gruner, Radio Operator: Stan Pociask(4 Prisoner of War); Waist gunner: John Meringola (Killed in Action); ship limped back to land at Bari, Italy; {66m} Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 6/6/45; 4104 BU Rome 28/6/45; 4124 BU Altus 16/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 5/11/45.

Last updated: 25. August 2017


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