B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-39128 / Beatty’s 8-Balls

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-39128 / Beatty’s 8-Balls


  • RCL: N8-M

MACR: 12650


History of
B-17 43-39128 / Beatty’s 8-Balls

Delivered Lincoln 9/12/45; Dow Fd 17/12/44; Assigned 600BS/398BG [N8-M] Nuthampstead 13/2/45; (4m) Missing in Action Wittenberg, Ger 22/2/45 with Hubert Beatty, Co-pilot: Jim Honaker, Navigator: Jim Luna (3 Killed in Action); Bombardier: Urie Zook, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Larry Moore, Radio Operator: Jim Godsey, Ball turret gunner: Bernard Bagley, Waist gunner: Alva Freeman,Tail gunner: John Conway (6 Prisoner of War); jet enemy aircraft hit #1 & #2, crashed Altendorf, NE of Brunswick; Missing Air Crew Report 12650. BEATTY’S 8-BALLS.

Last updated: 18. May 2017


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