B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97457

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97457


  • RCL: N

MACR: 2918


History of
B-17 42-97457

Delivered Denver 19/11/43; Albuquerque 25/11/43; Wendover 11/12/43; Assigned 749BS/457BG [N] Glatton 29/1/44; Missing in Action Augsburg 25/2/44 with Archie Bower, Bombardier: Rich Cooke, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Frank Giordano, Radio Operator: John Popowitz,Tail gunner: John Waskovich (5 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Bill Baxendale, Navigator: Lee Hoskins, Radio Operator: Joe Syder, Waist gunner: Jesse Hirschberg,Tail gunner: Westley Schneider (5 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed in vineyard near Birkweiler, a few miles W of Landau, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 2918.

Last updated: 22. August 2017


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