B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-6148 / Smashing Thru

B-17 #44-6148 / Smashing Thruzoom_in

Source:
www.fold3.com

Manufacturer:
Douglas

  • RCL: GD-M

Missions: 11+

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History of
B-17 44-6148 / Smashing Thru

Delivered Tulsa 14/5/44; Kearney 24/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned: 534BS/381BG [GD-M] Ridgewell 16/6/44; {11+m} crash: takeoff for Munich 13/7/44 Pilot: John Houston, Bill Scruggs (2RTD); Germany. ld Sullivan, Jim Welmsley, Bob Benward, Don Murray, Lloyd Jackson, Ken Spatz, Bill Cusick (7KIA); aircraft lost two engines during assembly and came down in railway cut at Gt Yeldham, near Halstead, Ex, UK; Salvaged. SMASHING THRU.

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