B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-37898 / Belle in the Keyhole

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-37898 / Belle in the Keyhole


  • RCL: QW-A

MACR: 8281


History of
B-17 43-37898 / Belle in the Keyhole

Delivered Cheyenne 2/6/44; Kearney 13/6/44; Dow Fd 3/7/44; Assigned 535BS/381BG Ridgewell 3/7/44; transferred 412BS/95BG [QW-A] Horham 4/7/44; with G.W. Austin, Radio Operator: E. Lemmons and lwg-Bennett Carlisle, both wia 16/8/44; 19m, Missing in Action Rechlin 25/8/44 with Watson Shepherd, Co-pilot: Leon Hansen, Navigator: John Gregory, Bombardier: Milton Cohen, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dave Kirpatrick, Radio Operator: Dan Cahan, Ball turret gunner: Bill Berry, Waist gunner: Tom Eade,Tail gunner: Earl Hinnah (9 Prisoner of War); flak hit in right wing, force landed Tutow Afd, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 8281. BELLE IN THE KEYHOLE.

Last updated: 5. May 2017


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