B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-37776 / Heavenly Body

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-37776 / Heavenly Body



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B-17 43-37776 / Heavenly Body

Delivered Cheyenne 20/5/44; Kearney 31/5/44; Grenier 7/6/44; Assigned 849BS/490BG Eye [W8- ] 11/6/44; on routine navigation night flight 27/9/44 with Mike Primus, Co-pilot: Louis Deputy, Navigator: Rich Herman, Bombardier: Bob Simmons, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Roy Griswould, Radio Operator: Claude Keele, Ball turret gunner: Harry Stoever, Waist gunner: Larry Richter,Tail gunner: Americo Virgili, 3 pass of No. 1 Mobile Traing Unit; S/Sgts John Barry, Ralph Franke, Ed Shively (12 Killed in Service); crashed Elmside Farm, Nailstone, Leicesterhire. Salvaged 3/10/44.

Last updated: 26. October 2019


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