B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97843

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97843


  • RCL: YB-C

Missions: 57


History of
B-17 42-97843

Delivered Tulsa 13/3/44; Hunter 4/5/44; Grenier 21/5/44; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-C] Polebrook 22/5/44; on mission to Munich 25/2/45 with Bob Sandel, Co-pilot: Ed Clarac, Navigator: ? , Bombardier: Norman Rosenblatt, rest unknown,Tail gunner: Edwin Dahlmand; lost two engines, gradually losing height, then a third but with one engine landed at Lunneville, a French fighter AF, all crew OK; {57m} Returned to the USA Bradley 28/5/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 1/6/45; Recl Comp 7/6/46.

Last updated: 1. March 2018


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