B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-38080

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38080


  • RCL: DS-Q

History of
B-17 43-38080

Delivered Cheyenne 22/6/44; Hunter 13/7/44; Grenier 22/7/44; Assigned [DS-Q] Polebrook 14/8/44; {34m} on 6/2/45 with Ed Ashton, Co-pilot: Geo Bowman, Navigator: Don Cornell, Bombardier: John McNeil, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Folks, Radio Operator: Jim Allman, Ball turret gunner: John Nelson, Waist gunner: Bruce Cook, Waist gunner: Harry Wieland,Tail gunner: John Connelly (10 Killed in Action); mid air coll with 43-37595 approaching base on return from target; 19KIA in total. Salvaged 8/2/45.

Last updated: 9. February 2018


B-17 43-38080 Details

Mid-air-collision with B-17 #43-37595 on 06 February 1945. 19 KIA in total.


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