B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-38263 / Dies Irae

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38263 / Dies Irae



History of
B-17 43-38263 / Dies Irae

Delivered Cheyenne 14/7/44; Hunter 22/7/44; Presque Is 31/7/44; Assigned 7BS/34BG Mendlesham 2/8/44; crashed on take off for mission 20/1/45 with Ray Austin, Co-pilot: Ray Sorrell, Radio Operator: Ken Davis, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Felix Williams, Ball turret gunner: Cecil Cobb (5 Returned to Duty); Navigator: Pete Sommers, tog-Bob Yates, Waist gunner: Jim Fisher, photos-Dick Rivett,Tail gunner: Tom Hickerson (5 Killed in Service); (MACR 11253?) crash landed base; Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 23/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 17/12/45. DIES IRAE.

Last updated: 11. February 2018


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