B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-39078

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-39078



History of
B-17 43-39078

Delivered Hunter 24/11/44; Grenier 16/12/44; Assigned 863BS/493BG Debach 19/12/44; battle damaged Hamburg 30/3/45 with Russ Goodspeed, ? (6 Killed in Action); Roger Laib, Harry Teters, Harry Davis (3RTD – wia); flak hit in #4 engine, crashed Bartlow, Cambs. UK, heading for new base at Little Walden, Ex. aircraft broke in half, Salvaged 26/4/45.

Last updated: 31. October 2019


B-17 43-39078 Details

It was the first mission for Russel A. Goodspeed’s crew.


B-17 43-39078 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Russel A. Goodspeed KIA
CP --- Roger D. Laib WIA
ENG/TT --- Harry N. Davis WIA

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