B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-37594 / Strictly G.I.

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-37594 / Strictly G.I.


  • RCL: OR-O

MACR: 8806

Missions: 31


History of
B-17 43-37594 / Strictly G.I.

Delivered Cheyenne 2/5/44; Hunter 15/5/44; Dow Fd 30/5/44; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-O] Bassingbourn 10/6/44; Missing in Action 31m Ludwigshafen 9/9/44 with Neils Jensen, Co-pilot: Dale Burkehead, Navigator: Bob Hankey, Bombardier: Dick Klein (4 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Herman Valentine, Radio Operator: Joe Kasperko, Ball turret gunner: Don Laird, Waist gunner: Stan Morris,Tail gunner: Rollin Wright (5 Killed in Action); flak hits caused #4 to explode, many instruments failed, crashed Lachen-Speyerdorf, SW of Ludwigshafen, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 8806. STRICTLY G.I.


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