B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97490

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97490


MACR: 8363


History of
B-17 42-97490

Delivered Cheyenne 30/12/43; Kearney 20/12/43; Witchita 1/1/44; Morrison 10/1/44; Assigned 429BS/2BG Amendola 3/2/44; Missing in Action Blechhammer 13/9/44 with Daryle Stuckey, Navigator: Herbert Traurig, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Caryl, Radio Operator: Bill McKibbin, Ball turret gunner: George Gasparik,Tail gunner: Tom Cima (6 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Henry Tennyson, Bombardier: Bill Spruce, Waist gunner: Paul Reinhart, Waist gunner: Bob Hare (4 evaded capture); mech problems caused 3 engines to quit ship and turned back one hour from target; crashed but did not burn at Verebely, near Budapest, Missing Air Crew Report 8363.

Last updated: 8. December 2018


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