B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-37780

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-37780

Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: YB-O
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History of
B-17 43-37780

Delivered Cheyenne 20/5/44; Kearney 29/5/44; Grenier 4/6/44; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-O] Polebrook 9/6/44; {6m} battle damaged Munich 12/7/44 with Pete Wishnewsky, Co-pilot: Dale Thompson, Navigator: Jim Shaver, Bombardier: Bernie Yarcusko, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Basil Manos, Radio Operator: Tom Cobb, Ball turret gunner: Harry Kistner, Waist gunner: Chas Kazalia,Tail gunner: John Taylor (9 Returned to Duty); crash landed base, #3 engine wrenched off, aircraft caught fire and damaged beyond repair; Salvaged 15/7/44.

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