B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97859 / Any Gum Chum

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97859 / Any Gum Chum


  • RCL: LD-T

MACR: 6542


History of
B-17 42-97859 / Any Gum Chum

Delivered Tulsa 17/3/44; Kearney 11/5/44; Grenier 26/5/44; Assigned 418BS/100BG Thorpe Abbotts 27/5/44; Missing in Action on supply drop on Operation Zebra 25/6/44 with Ken Houghton, Co-pilot: Thornton Bline, Radio Operator: Laverne Deatrich, Waist gunner: Malcolm Eckley (4 evaded capture); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Marion (KIA- chute failed); Navigator: Stan Green, Bombardier: Bill Lichtenstern, Ball turret gunner: John Nelson{390BG},Tail gunner: Warren Moore (4 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed SE of La Ferte-Vidame, NW of Chartres, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 6542. ANY GUM CHUM?

Last updated: 6. January 2018


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