B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97806 / Now An’ Then

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97806 / Now An’ Then


  • RCL: XR-D

MACR: 8818


History of
B-17 42-97806 / Now An’ Then

Delivered Denver 3/3/44; Hunter 16/4/44; Grenier 3/5/44; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-D] Thorpe Abbotts 4/5/44; Missing in Action Bohlen 11/9/44 with Chas Baker, Bombardier: Ray McGuiness, Radio Operator: Dave Gurman, Ball turret gunner: Roy Johannesen, Waist gunner: Dave Rattin,Tail gunner: Fred Fischer (6 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Chas Chiles, Navigator: Don Lienemann, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Gene Damrel (3 Prisoner of War); hit by 20 mm shells, one through waist and another in gas tank, ship caught fire, crashed Liepnitzen, SE of Kovarska, Ger (now Czech republic). Missing Air Crew Report 8818. NOW AN’ THEN.

Last updated: 10. October 2017


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