B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-38982

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38982


MACR: 13559


History of
B-17 43-38982

Delivered Hunter 29/10/44; Dow Fd 7/11/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 10/11/44. On return from Berlin 18/3/45 with Marvin Booth, Co-pilot: David Blumenkranz, Bombardier: Wallace McIntyre, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Don Duckworth, Radio Operator: John Strout, Ball turret gunner: Ron Tucker,Tail gunner: Ken Wolf (7 Returned to Duty). Navigator: George Knoerl, Waist gunner: Jim Kennemer (2 Killed in Action). Mid air collision with 42-38879, but able to crash landed at RAF Woodbridge, Sfk,. Missing Air Crew Report 13559. Returned to the USA Bradley 29/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 2/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 23/11/45.

Last updated: 8. April 2019


B-17 43-38982 Details

Mid-air-collision with B-17 #43-38879 on 18 March 1945. But able to crash landed at RAF Woodbridge.


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