B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97594 / Dry Gulcher

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97594 / Dry Gulcher


  • RCL: VE-B

History of
B-17 42-97594 / Dry Gulcher

Delivered Denver 31/12/43; Salt Lake City 4/1/44; 1SAG Langley 25/1/44; Presque Is 27/2/44; Assigned: 324BS/91BG Bassingbourn 27/4/44; Transferred: 532BS/381BG [VE-B] Ridgewell 5/7/44; crash: takeoff for Peenemunde, at Shalford, Ex. UK 4/8/44 Pilot: George Hanley Cuppernall, Co-Pilot: Capt Irving Moore, Navigator: Russ Hadley, Bombardier: Chas Young, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Earl Yankton, Radio Operator: Frank Heinze, obs-Capt Francis Hawkins, Waist Gunner: Loren Murphy, Waist Gunner: Lt Jim Sneed (9RTD), Tail Gunner: Harry Norris (KIA), of the rest only Heinze & Murphy not wia; Salvaged. 5/8/44. DRY GULCHER.

Last updated: 27. September 2022


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