B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97519 / Spirit of Billy Mitchell

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  • RCL: LL-A

MACR: 4048

Missions: 19


History of
B-17 42-97519 / Spirit of Billy Mitchell

Delivered Cheyenne 8/12/43; Kearney 30/12/43; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-A] Bassingbourn 12/2/44; Missing in Action 19m Kassel 19/4/44 with Sam Evans*, Co-pilot: Dick Thompson*, Bombardier: Tom Harper, Ball turret gunner: Bob Kasch, Waist gunner: Hugh Winfree, Waist gunner: Alf Scelza* (6POW- *wia taken to Melsungen Hospital); Navigator: Harry Levin, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dick Saffell, Radio Operator: Phil Del Torto, Tail gunner: Bob Schupp (4 Killed in Action); hit by many Me 109’s and crashed S of Herlefeld, 18 miles SE of Kassel, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 4048. SPIRIT OF BILLY MITCHELL.

Last updated: 24. December 2019


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