B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97926 / Fast Baby

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97926 / Fast Baby


  • RCL: RQ-X

History of
B-17 42-97926 / Fast Baby

Delivered Denver 6/4/44; Hunter 5/5/44; Grenier 21/5/44; Assigned 509BS/351BG [RQ-X] Polebrook 31/5/44; {50m} battle damaged Magdeburg 28/9/44 with Jim Barker, Co-pilot: Ed Hingle, Navigator: Chester Lockard, Bombardier: Gary Hughes, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Henry Nauman, Radio Operator: Ed Gorham, Ball turret gunner: Rich Fidler, Waist gunner: Bob O’Brien,Tail gunner: John Quinn (9 Returned to Duty); lost three engines and crash landed Ypres, Bel; Cat E, Salvaged. FAST BABY.

Last updated: 10. August 2017


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