B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-6089 / Leading Lady

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6089 / Leading Lady


  • RCL: LN-B, LD-B

MACR: 8811


History of
B-17 44-6089 / Leading Lady

Delivered Tulsa 28/4/44; Kearney 4/5/44; Dow Fd 21/5/44; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-B] Thorpe Abbotts 23/5/44; transferred 418BS [LD-B]; Missing in Action Bohlen 11/9/44 with Larry Riegel, Co-pilot: Joe Johnston, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Edwin Herrick, Radio Operator: Ray Deming, Waist gunner: Phil Mangan,Tail gunner: Jewell Spruell (6 Killed in Action); Navigator: George Prater{Wounded in Action}, Bombardier: Chas Dolby, Ball turret gunner: Nestor Colleghin (3 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Schmiedeberg, Ger (now Kovarska, Czech). Missing Air Crew Report 8811. LEADING LADY.

Last updated: 29. September 2017


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