B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97459

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97459

Manufacturer:
Lockheed/Vega

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History of
B-17 42-97459

Delivered Cheyenne 21/11/43; Wendover 6/12/43; Assigned 570BS/457BG Glatton; on ferry trip from Goose Bay to UK, crash landed Nutts Corner, Belfast, N. I. 23/1/44; with Tracey Geiger, Co-pilot: Theo Bashette, Navigator: Irving Meyers, Bombardier: Verne Bass, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ed Elsberry, Radio Operator: Tom Howard, Ball turret gunner: Billy Dalton, Waist gunner: Francis McCall, Waist gunner: Morgan Nes…?,Tail gunner: Sylvester Kureskieczis (10 Returned to Duty); landed too far down runway, brakes unable to hold, ship ran off runway into ditch breaking its back. Salvaged 20/5/44.

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