B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97924 / Party Tonight

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97924 / Party Tonight


  • RCL: LN-H

MACR: 8843


History of
B-17 42-97924 / Party Tonight

Delivered Denver 5/4/44; Cheyenne 1/5/44; Hunter 21/5/44; Grenier 29/5/44; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-H] Thorpe Abbotts 30/5/44; Missing in Action Brest 3/9/44 with John David, Co-pilot: John Simmons, Navigator: Theron Stookesberry, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Frank Barili, Waist gunner: Walt Potter,Tail gunner: Francis Waldschmidt (6 Killed in Action); Bombardier: John Goethel, Ball turret gunner: Carl Fong, Radio Operator: Henry Henrickson – picked up by British boat (3 Returned to Duty); Caught fire en route to target, #2 KO’d and blew up, crashed Atlantic Ocean, off Brest, Fr. Missing Air Crew Report 8843. PARTY TONIGHT.

Last updated: 24. January 2018


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