B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-6151 / Shure Hot

B-17 #44-6151 / Shure Hotzoom_in



  • RCL: DF-J/Q

Missions: 71


History of
B-17 44-6151 / Shure Hot

Delivered Tulsa 16/5/44; Kearney 27/5/44; Dow Fd 6/6/44; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-J/Q] Bassingbourn 7/6/44; slight mid-air collision over Peterborough with 42-107040 but returned to base with Tom Martin 5/12/44; {71m} Returned to the USA Bradley 31/5/45; Sth Plains 3/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 19/12/45. SHURE SHOT.

Last updated: 24. February 2018


B-17 44-6151 / Shure Hot Details

Original image caption:
Two Flying  Fortresses collided in mid-air over England recently but due excellent piloting, both were able to land safely at their home base. This photo shows damaged rudder and verticle fin beeing inspected by part of the fortunate crew. Tail gunner, S/Sgt. Michael Fenchek, New Castle, Pa., is standing over the tail position; T/Sgt. Raymond Bisson, Barre, Vt., radio operator; and S/Sgt. Gladyes Wallace, Alameda,  Calif., waist gunner stand on the ground. Other Forts’s horizontal stabilizer crashed into this plane’s tail.

The other B-17 was #42-107040.


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