B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-38374

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38374



History of
B-17 43-38374

Delivered Cheyenne 27/7/44; Hunter 4/8/44; Dow Fd 14/8/44; Assigned 18BS/34BG Mendlesham 16/8/44; crash landed base on familiar mission at night 17/1/45, with John Steffen, Co-pilot: Frank Reinecke, Navigator: Hayward Ramey, Bombardier: Paul Robinson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Herman Lang, Radio Operator: Darwin Liknes, Ball turret gunner: Joe Longtine (7 Killed in Service); Waist gunner: Joe Baker{inj},Tail gunner: Herman Fieber{inj} (2 Returned to Duty); crash landed and skidded on to Beehive Cottage at Middlewood Green near base; Salvaged 18/1/45.

Last updated: 24. March 2018


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