B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-37764 / Up ‘N Cider aka Boyd’s Bird

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-37764 / Up ‘N Cider aka Boyd’s Bird


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History of
B-17 43-37764 / Up ‘N Cider aka Boyd’s Bird

Delivered Cheyenne 19/5/44; Patterson 20/5/44; Kearney 26/6/44; Grenier 6/7/44; Assigned: 337BS/96BG [AW-B] Snetterton 8/7/44 – 7 UP ‘N CIDER; target was Osnabruck 21/11/44 Pilot: John Boyd, Co-Pilot: Bob Ashley, Navigator: Bill Carey, Bombardier: Lou Wallace, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Ernie Moriarty, Radio Operator: Nick Corleto, Ball Turret Gunner: George Ritter, Waist Gunner: Phil Palazzo, Tail Gunner: Dale Parcher (9RTD-most suffered injuries); en route over Europe #1 engine played up, oil leaking, then #2 was feathered, crash-landed railway embankment at Bryants Bridge, Quidenham, Sfk., UK. Salvaged. 22/11/44. BOYD’S BOIDS.

Published: 11. July 2019 / Last updated: 24. February 2019


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