B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97607

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97607


  • RCL: XR-H

MACR: 4948


History of
B-17 42-97607

Delivered Denver 4/1/44; Savannah 23/1/44; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-H] PFF Thorpe Abbotts 7/2/44; Missing in Action Berlin 19/5/44 with Ralph Horne, Co-pilot: John McGrath, Navigator: Doug Hiley, Bombardier: Jack Evans, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Fosdick, Radio Operator: Larry Wiley, Ball turret gunner: Carlos Hunt, Waist gunner: Joe Perinsky, Waist gunner: Shelly Hall,Tail gunner: Joe Staron (10 Prisoner of War); hit by FW 190s, ditched near Glaeno Is in Baltic Sea, picked up by enemy after paddling ashore; Missing Air Crew Report 4948.

Last updated: 9. January 2018


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