B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97653

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97653


MACR: 6826


History of
B-17 42-97653

Delivered Denver 18/1/44; 1SAG Langley 13/2/44; Slated 381BG, Assigned 49BS/2BG Amendola 2/3/44; transferred 840BS/483BG Sterparone; t/o Gander for Italy via Prestwick, UK 7/6/44 with Mike Midinger, Co-pilot: Tom Hawkins, Navigator: Warren Laughery, Bombardier: Chas Vavier, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clarence Wallace, Radio Operator: Reg King, Ball turret gunner: Alan Pope, Waist gunner: Steve Thorndike, Waist gunner: Albt Fullerton,Tail gunner: George Gihnaniki (10 Returned to Duty); crash landed near RAF Predannack, Cornwall, UK. (? Missing in Action Nis, Yugo 15/7/44 with Bill Kilpatrick, Brooks, White, Harrell, Wilson, Norton, Brothers, Brooks, Burney, Bowers (10 evaded capture & return 26/8/44); flak, hit #1 & 2, crashed Nis; Missing Air Crew Report 6826.

Last updated: 23. August 2017


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