B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97958

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97958


  • RCL: PY-G

MACR: 8277


History of
B-17 42-97958

Delivered Denver 16/4/44; Cheyenne 1/5/44; Hunter 14/5/44; Dow Fd 2/6/44; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-G] Bassingbourn 7/6/44; transferred 407BS/92BG [PY-G] Podington 15/6/44; Missing in Action Peenemunde 25/8/44 with Lloyd Triche, Navigator: Bill Cutter, Bombardier: John Bermingham, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Leland Schlobohm, Radio Operator: Harvey Katz, Ball turret gunner: John Prather, Waist gunner: Wilf Keller,Tail gunner: M.C. Gandy (8 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Joel Anderson (wia-POW, fell into Greifswald Bay in waist deep water and walked ashore); flak hit in nose, went into spin, crashed Baltic Sea; Missing Air Crew Report 8277.

Last updated: 19. July 2017


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