B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97569

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97569

Manufacturer:
Lockheed/Vega

  • RCL: MZ-M

MACR: 4161

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History of
B-17 42-97569

Delivered Denver 23/12/43; Salt Lake City 27/12/43; 1SAG Langley 12/1/44; Assigned 94BG Rougham 3/2/44; transferred 413BS/96BG [MZ-M] Snetterton 4/2/44; Missing in Action Brandenburg 18/4/44 with John Abrell (Killed in Action) + 385BG crew; Navigator: John Hock, Navigator: Ray Simms, Bombardier: Bill Crabb, Radio Operator: Bob Polvado, Waist gunner: Bob Rider, Waist gunner: Tom Eydman,Tail gunner: Lt Paul Van Boven, with Capt Hogan {94BG Com Pilot} (9 Prisoner of War); flak KOd two engines crashed Rathenow, 17 miles NW of Brandenburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 4161.

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