B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-37517 / Heaven Can Wait

B-17 #43-37517 / Heaven Can Waitzoom_in



  • RCL: LN-T, LD-T

History of
B-17 43-37517 / Heaven Can Wait

Delivered Cheyenne 25/4/44; Kearney 7/5/44; Grenier 25/5/44; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-T] Thorpe Abbotts 28/5/44; 418BS [LD-T] ; battle damaged over Ruhland Oil Ref. 11/9/44 with Harry Hempy, Co-pilot: Jack Janssen, Navigator: C.A. Roberts, Bombardier: Don Friedman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: A. Hubiak, Radio Operator: J.P. Moncure, Ball turret gunner: Don Farley, Waist gunner: F.A. Bonague (8 Returned to Duty);Tail gunner: Chas Emerson (WIA but died in base hospital two weeks later); aircraft escorted home by two P-51s from the Czech border; returning from Bremen with Bill Appleton crash landed base & exp 29/1/45; Salvaged 31/1/45. HEAVEN CAN WAIT.

Last updated: 24. January 2018


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