B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-37890 / Fearless Fosdick

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-37890 / Fearless Fosdick


  • RCL: DF-Q

MACR: 10420

Missions: 43


History of
B-17 43-37890 / Fearless Fosdick

Delivered Cheyenne 1/6/44; Hunter 10/6/44; Dow Fd 28/6/44; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF- ] Bassingbourn 29/6/44; Missing in Action {43m} Merseburg 21/11/44 with Chas Whitesell, Co-pilot: Bill New, Navigator: Andy Caswell, Bombardier: Jim Patton,Tail gunner: Bob Matthes {blown out when ship exploded in mid-air} (5 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Darrell Riley, Ball turret gunner: Don Hitzemann, Waist gunner: Earl Kerch, Radio Operator: John Courtney (4 Killed in Action); flak hit #3 engine, exploded and crashed Dobitschen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 10420. FEARLESS FOSDICK.

Last updated: 5. March 2018


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