B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97857

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97857


  • RCL: QJ-N

History of
B-17 42-97857

Delivered: Denver 17/3/44; Kearney 7/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned: 339BS/96BG [QJ-N] Snetterton 1/5/44; was a spare 20/5/44,, but on return in poor visibility skidded and nosed up in soft ground Pilot: Ray Estle, Co-Pilot: Joe Lukacak, Navigator: Sam Fudge, Bombardier: Harry Hedgson, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Adam Cochran, Radio Operator: John Stumpf, Ball Turret Gunner: Leon Palmer, Waist Gunner: Claire Ziegler, Waist Gunner: Hilton Marchant, Tail Gunner: Rich Peek (10RTD); on falling back it buckled the fuselage and tail; Salvaged. 21/5/44.

Last updated: 19. October 2018


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