B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-38856

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38856


  • RCL: GD-M

History of
B-17 43-38856

Delivered Lincoln 30/9/44; Dow Fd 15/10/44; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-M] Ridgewell 19/10/44; {7m} crashed Isle of Man, UK with Chas Ackerman, Edwin Hutcheson, plus passengers Lts Alfred Mata, Jim Hinkle, John Fedak, Martin Matyas and Larry McGhehey; NCOs Angelo Quagliariello, Jose Martinez, Herb Gupton, Harry Super, Edwin Ulman, Andy Piter, Joe Sullivan, Joe Gray, Ed Bailey, Ralph Gibbs, Andy Barbour, Wesley Hagen, Dave Lindon, Irvin Hargraves, Mike Kakos, Earl Ammermann, Les Maxwell, Tom Flaherty, Walt McCullough, Bill Geist, Merle Ramsowr, Wayne Manes. All 31 Killed in Service when aircraft hit North Barrule mountain en route Belfast on a furlough flight 23/4/45 and to attend President Roosevelt’s memorial service; Salvaged.

Last updated: 1. March 2018


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