B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-38277

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38277


  • RCL: YB-O, RQ-O

Missions: 59


History of
B-17 43-38277

Delivered Cheyenne 15/7/44; Hunter 16/7/44; Dow Fd 9/8/44; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-O] Polebrook 21/8/44; 509BS [RQ-O]; in base taxi accident with Ed Ashton 20/1/45; 59m Returned to the USA Bradley 12/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 15/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 17/12/45.

Last updated: 8. November 2018


B-17 43-38277 Details

Hit by flak and set on fire on 09 September 1944. Fire was extinguished but gunners bailed out over England. Aircraft landed back at Polebrook. Pilot Lt. Richard B. Moulton.


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