B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97478 / Shade Ruff II

B-17 #42-97478 / Shade Ruff IIzoom_in




History of
B-17 42-97478 / Shade Ruff II

Delivered Cheyenne 28/11/43; Wendover 12/12/43; Nutts Corner, Belfast, N. I. 20/1/44; Assigned 748BS/457BG Glatton 9/1/44; 749BS; transferred 614BS/401BG [IW-Q] Deenethorpe 11/3/44. Detailed Merseburg 11/9/44 with Garrett Filemyr, Co-pilot: Herb Claxton, Navigator: Ed Robinson, ng-David Tutwiler, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Herb Shanks, Ball turret gunner: Bill Reynolds,Tail gunner: Malcolm Culver (7 Returned to Duty); Radio Operator: Jim Parkes, Waist gunner: Tom Campbell (2 POW-bailed out after flak hits between #1 and #2,) but aircraft limped home safely. Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 13/6/45. Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 6/12/45.

Last updated: 5. March 2018


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