B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97797 / Full House

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97797 / Full House

Manufacturer:
Lockheed/Vega

  • RCL: QW-H, ET-H

MACR: 8175

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History of
B-17 42-97797 / Full House

Delivered Denver 28/2/44; Kearney 18/3/44; Dow Fd 7/4/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-H] Horham 8/4/44; transferred 336BS, (ET–H); 49m, Missing in Action Brandenburg 16/8/44 with Alan Hannum, Co-pilot: Ken Loehwing, Navigator: Gene Cantrell, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dick Kuna, Ball turret gunner: Fred Matthews, Waist gunner: Ned Tillson (6 Killed in Action); Bombardier: Angelo Genova, Radio Operator: Bill Purdy, Waist gunner: John Sharonwia-335BS,Tail gunner: Leroy Presley (4 Prisoner of War); flak KO’d #3 and part of wing, ship went down and was involved in mid-air collision with 42-37879, crashed Rehmsdorf, NE of Zeitz, Germany. Missing Air Crew Report 8175. FULL HOUSE.

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B-17 42-97797 / Full House Details

Mid-air-collision with B-17 #42-37879 ‘Wrinkled Belly Baby’ on 16 August 1944.

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