B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97450

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97450

Manufacturer:
Lockheed/Vega

MACR: 2464

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History of
B-17 42-97450

Delivered to Denver, Colorado for modification on 19 November 1943; Wendover 11 December 1943; Presque Isle, Maine on 28 January 1944. Ferried overseas and assigned to the 457th Bomb Group at Glatton on 11 February 1944; transferred to the 546th Bombardment Squadron, squadron code BK-M, 384th Bombardment Group, station 106, Grafton Underwood on 20 February 1944; Missing in Action 1m on a mission to Aschersleben on 22 February 1944 with Pilot: Henry Markow, Co-pilot: Edward Lundgren, Navigator: John Schweikart, Bombardier: George Littleton, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Elmer Fooder, Radio Operator: Owen Atkinson, Ball turret gunner: George Stropek, Waist gunner: Arthur Madden, Waist gunner: Edwin Sager,Tail gunner: Joseph Misiewicz (10 Prisoner of War); Shot down by enemy aircraft and crash landed about three miles from Wesel, Germany; Missing Air Crew Report 2464.

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