B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97588

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97588



History of
B-17 42-97588

Delivered Cheyenne 30/12/43; Phoenix 2/1/44; Kearney 14/1/44; Assigned 457BG Glatton 7/3/44; transferred 423BS/306BG Thurleigh 12/3/44; returned early from mission to Thionville, Fr. With #2 KOd by flak 23/5/44 with Nelson Troup, Co-pilot: Sanford White, Navigator: Alan Telfer, Bombardier: Bob Hanson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Fajardo,Tail gunner: Alton Speakman (6KIA- in crash); Radio Operator: Larry Arnold, Ball turret gunner: Sherman Herritt, Waist gunner: Joe Kerr (3 Returned to Duty); crash landed RAF Ford, Sussex, UK, hitting bomb dump and burst into flames. Salvaged.

Last updated: 11. September 2017


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