B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-38302 / Hellcat Hattie

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38302 / Hellcat Hattie


  • RCL: GY-Z

MACR: 12961


History of
B-17 43-38302 / Hellcat Hattie

Delivered Cheyenne 18/7/44; Kearney 27/7/44; Grenier 15/8/44; Assigned 367BS/306BG [GY-Z] Thurleigh 23/9/44; secret mission 3/11/44, ret 17/12/44; #3 exploded while over The Wash on gunnery mission 9/3/45 with Wilf Miessler, Navigator: John Pappas, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Mont Baughman, Radio Operator: Walt Searles, Ball turret gunner: Carlo Caserta,Tail gunner: Bob Harrison (8 Killed in Action), Co-pilot: Stan Burns, Bombardier: Bill Johnson (2RTD-picked up by RAF ASR); Missing Air Crew Report 12961. HELLCAT HATTIE.

Last updated: 6. January 2018


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