B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-38543 / Laiden Maiden

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38543 / Laiden Maiden


  • RCL: AW-A, QW-A

Missions: 26


History of
B-17 43-38543 / Laiden Maiden

Delivered Cheyenne 16/8/44; Lincoln 24/8/44; Grenier 10/9/44; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-A] Snetterton 13/9/44 LAIDEN MAIDEN; transferred 412BS/95BG [QW-A] Horham 14/9/44; with Dale Metzinger, Co-pilot: Harry Tyrell, Navigator: Andy Kirk, Bombardier: Jim Hagerty, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Russell Brown, Radio Operator: Jack Mitchell, Ball turret gunner: Marvin Meyers, Waist gunner: Gerald Van Dome,Tail gunner: Gordon Wickstrom [9RTD]; hit 42-32066 mired in base mud on end of runway 16/12/44; 26m, sal 17/12/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 26/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 29/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 25/11/45.

Last updated: 22. March 2018


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