B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97654

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97654


  • RCL: MZ-J

MACR: 4861


History of
B-17 42-97654

Delivered Denver 18/1/44; 1SAG Langley 14/2/44; Presque Is 13/3/44; Assigned 413BS/96BG [MZ-J] Snetterton 14/4/44; Missing in Action Brux 12/5/44 with Capt Jim Knupp, Radio Operator: Manuel Rueben (2 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Gene Aldridge, Navigator: Chester Schultz, Bombardier: Max Helderman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dorcy Waters, m/op-Lt Irwin Melgin, Waist gunner: John Emory,Tail gunner: Bill Cannon, Lt Col Marcus Lemley {mission pilot} (8 Killed in Action); enemy aircraft KOd #3 and #4, crashed between Kamberg and Taunus, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 4861.


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