B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-37524 / Queen of the Ball

B-17 #43-37524 / Queen of the Ballzoom_in



  • RCL: DS-D

MACR: 7903

Missions: 63


History of
B-17 43-37524 / Queen of the Ball

Delivered Cheyenne 26/4/44; Kearney 9/5/44; Dow Fd 21/5/44; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-D] Polebrook 23/5/44; {63m} battle damaged Stuttgart 9/12/44 with Danforth Merrill, Co-pilot: Lou Edwards, ng-Jack McGee, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ed Poppe, Radio Operator: Jim Williams, Ball turret gunner: Tom Veltry, Waist gunner: Claude Chaffin,Tail gunner: Bill Teel (8 Returned to Duty); Bombardier: Vernon Smith (Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft KO’d #2 and ship lost controls temporarily, however p returned controls and returned to base; Salvaged 10/12/45. Missing Air Crew Report 7903; QUEEN OF THE BALL.

Last updated: 4. April 2018


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