B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-6085 / Lili of the Lamplight

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6085 / Lili of the Lamplight


  • RCL: OE-H, BG-S

MACR: 8279


History of
B-17 44-6085 / Lili of the Lamplight

Delivered Tulsa 27/4/44; Kearney 7/5/44; Dow Fd 21/5/44; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-H] Horham 23/5/44; 334BS [BG-S]; 26m, Missing in Action Rechlin 25/8/44 with Albt Powell, Co-pilot: Bill Connor, Navigator: Don Overdorff, Bombardier: Phil Whalen, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Eldred Steffens, Radio Operator: Peppe Delio, Waist gunner: Henry Schneider (7 Prisoner of War); Ball turret gunner: Orlin Covel,Tail gunner: Melvin Whilhelm[broke ankle], ph-Berton Briley (3 Killed in Action); flak hit #3 & 4 feathered, on way down losing a wing before disintegrating, crashed Schwabach-Schwankenheim, near Stettin, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 8279.

Last updated: 5. August 2017


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