B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97883 / Miss Lollipop

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97883 / Miss Lollipop


MACR: 6521


History of
B-17 42-97883 / Miss Lollipop

Delivered Tulsa 24/3/44; Kearney 22/5/44; Grenier 29/5/44; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR- ] Thorpe Abbotts 1/6/44; Missing in Action French A/fds in Dunkirk area 12/6/44 with Ed McKeague died from exposure, Co-pilot: Frank Ritter, Navigator: Stelios Louros, Bombardier: Evan Peters, Radio Operator: Bill Allen, Ball turret gunner: Jim Swafford, Waist gunner: Alf Hudnall,Tail gunner: Joe Pellegrino (8 Killed in Action); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: George Penman, Waist gunner: Bob Gallagher (2 Returned to Duty); flak, ditched off Calais, Fr. Three survivors were picked up by British minesweeper, but McKeague dies later from exposure; Missing Air Crew Report 6521. MISS LOLLIPOP.

Last updated: 24. January 2018


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