B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97746

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97746


  • RCL: K8-T, 30-C, N7-T

History of
B-17 42-97746

Delivered Denver 14/2/44; 1SAG Langley 12/3/44; Dow Fd 29/5/44; Assigned 91BG Bassingbourne 29/6/44 as GH a/c; transferred 602BS/398BG [K8-T] Nuthampstead 29/6/44; 601BS [3O-C]; 603BS [N7-T]; crashed on take off for Cologne 15/10/44 at Anstey, Herts. with Bill Meyran, Co-pilot: Chas Khourie, Navigator: Viv Canderlick, Bombardier: Capt Carlton Moore, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Baker, Radio Operator: George Barton, Ball turret gunner: Chas Kennedy, Waist gunner: Vic Petrauskas, Waist gunner: Bill Till,Tail gunner: Melvin Dronn (10 Killed in Action); ship burned out and sal 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton.

Last updated: 5. February 2018


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